Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the IPL should happen behind closed doors or it should be postponed after 10 positive cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the state. He further stated that the final decision will be taken by the government on Thursday.
In the current situation, it is not possible to schedule the IPL match in a packed stadium. We want it to happen in closed doors or postpone it later. The final decision will be taken in the assembly session tomorrow.
Dhoni and Raina have been loyal compatriots of each other for a long time and have been part of the Chennai franchise since the inception of the cash-rich league.
The last league game will be played on May 17 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium.
"We've seen the T20 format over the years is probably the format where guys have rested a lot. And that will probably change leading into a World Cup I daresay," he said.
The spinner also took ten wickets in an innings against Pakistan in 1999 and as a result, he became only the second cricketer in history after Jim Laker to take all ten wickets in an innings.
The 37-year-old was phenomenal in India's World Cup triumph in 2011 as he became the first all-rounder to score over 300 runs and scalp 15 wickets in a single World Cup.
Fernando reaction comes in the response to Pakistan Science and Technology Minister Hussain's remarks that Sri Lankan cricket players opted out from the Pak tour after India threatened to oust them from the Indian Premier League (IPL).
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal opened the batting for India. The team had a shattering start as they suffered three early blow. Agarwal (5), Cheteshwar Pujara (2), and skipper Virat Kohli (9) failed to add runs on the scoreboard and were departed early.
Wicket-keeper and batsman MS Dhoni has been rested as well and Rishabh Pant will be keeping the wickets. Pant was named across all three formats while Wriddhiman Saha has found a spot for the two Tests.