There have also been some players, whom Corona had taken before the start of the tournament. Those players not only won the battle against Corona like a spunky Warriors but also made a comeback in the league.
First beat Corona, then make a splash on IPL pitch
IPL 2021 started. But could not escape the danger of constantly hovering over his head. This was the danger of Corona. Of that dreadful epidemic, which has kept the whole of India at the moment. The BCCI had created a bio bubble. The claim was being made of the strongest bio bubble. But, when Corona showed the real color, all the claims were defeated. Even after all the money and influence, the last option left was to postpone IPL 2021 and the BCCI did the same. Well, IPL 2021 was averted with the increasing number of players getting infected. However, there were some players who had been taken by Corona before the start of the tournament. Those players not only won the battle against Corona like a spunky Warriors but also made a comeback in the league.
The list of players who came out to play in IPL 2021 by becoming Corona Warriors is a complete quartet. Meaning that 4 players in this list are named, whose performance has been a super hit in the 14th season of IPL. If any of these caused a ruckus with the bat, then someone created a furore with the ball. These players are Nitish Rana of KKR, Axar Patel of Delhi Capitals, Devdutt Padikkal of RCB and Daniel Sams of RCB. Common among these four players is that all are left-handed.
Nitish Rana (KKR)
The left-handed KKR batsman was the first cricketer to be Corona positive in IPL 2021. Rana’s Corona report came positive on 22 March. Whereas, when he checked in at the team hotel in Mumbai on March 21, his corona test was negative. This negative test report was his 19 March. Nitish Rana was quarantined. And then on April 2, when his corona test came back negative again, he got a chance to join the team in the practice session. He also played in the first match of KKR on 11 April and then continued in the playing XI even further.
Rana Ji returned as Corona Warriors, scored 201 runs with 7 matches 2 half-centuries played for KKR. His highest score was 80 runs. The biggest thing is that till the suspension of IPL 2021, he remained the most successful and highest run-scorer batsman of KKR.
Akshar Patel (Delhi Capitals)
Delhi Capitals spin all-rounder Akshar Patel was the second player in IPL 2021 to be infected with Corona. Akshar also checked in at the hotel in Mumbai on March 28 with proof of being corona negative. But, his second test came positive, after which he was quarantined. Due to Corona, he did not play in the first 3 matches this season, but when he returned, he was seen preparing for the victory of Delhi in his first match.
Left-arm spinner Akshar Patel took 6 wickets in 4 matches. That too from economy of 7 only. In the case of better economy, Akshar Patel was the second best bowler of Delhi Capitals. He played his first match against Sunrisers, in which he took 2 wickets for 26 runs.
Devdutt Padikkal and Daniel Symes (RCB)
Devdutt Padikkal became Corona positive on March 22, after which he was isolated at his home in Bengaluru. Because of Corona, his season opener, which was played between RCB and Mumbai Indians, had to be kept away. But, they say neither come late, they come well.
Devdutt came as a messenger for RCB. Devdutt Padikkal with his bat worked to retain the taste of victory which the team tasted after defeating Mumbai in the first match. Devdutt did nothing special in the first two matches, but in the third match, he scored an amazing century. In this way, this left-handed batsman scored 195 runs in 6 matches of IPL 2021.
Like the left-handed batsman Devdutt, the left-arm RCB fast bowler was also hit by Corona. When Symes came to Chennai on April 3, his test came negative, but on April 7, his second test came positive. After this, he went into isolation. Daniel Sams played 2 matches in IPL 2021 and took 1 wicket.
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