Australian opener David Warner on Wednesday said it was 'terrifying' to see pictures of mass cremations during the IPL amid the Covid-19 crisis in India..
Australian opener David Warner on Wednesday said it was 'terrifying' to see pictures of mass cremations during the IPL amid the Covid-19 crisis in India. Warner and the rest of Australia's players left for the Maldives after the IPL was postponed midway due to Australia's travel ban on India.
The Australian cricketers met their families after finishing a 14-day quarantine. Warner, who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad, said at Nova's Fitzy & Wippa event,
"I think it would really hit home when everyone saw that piece on the TV about what was happening in India with the oxygen"
"You know, people on the streets lining up to cremate their family members and we did see that a couple of times going to and from the grounds. Open fields and stuff. You know, it was terrifying. And it was just really upsetting from a humanitarian point of view."
Warner said it was right to suspend the IPL after multiple cases were reported in its bio-bubble.
''I think the right decision was made (to suspend the IPL). Got into the bubble, which was obviously going to be a challenge once we started moving, getting on and off aircraft. But look, they did their best to try and put it (the IPL) on there and we know in India that everyone loves cricket, and half the population would do anything to put a smile on their face and just watch that," he said.
"It was challenging. We had to get out of there ASAP. We were there (in the Maldives) with other people and they were there for the same reasons — getting out of India, trying to get to their countries as well because pretty much everyone was locked out of their country who had been into India."
Source: NYOOOZ DESK - IPL 2019