Kevin Pietersen posted an emotional message in Hindi, asking India to stay safe and be careful even as the country continues to battle the second Covid-19 wave.
Kevin Pietersen prays for safety of people in India: Kripya surakshit rahein (@KP24 Instagram Photo)
- Kevin Pietersen urges Indians to stay safe and careful
- Pietersen prayed for the well-being of the people in India
- This too shall pass but the people need to be alert: Pietersen
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen penned down an emotional message in Hindi praying for the well-being of the people in India after flying back to his country post the suspension of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Pietersen prayed for the well-being of the people in India as the country battles with the second wave of coronavirus while reiterating the amount of love and affection he has received from Indian people over the years.
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) May 11, 2021
“I might have left India but I am still thinking about the country that has given me so much love and affection. The people there should stay safe. This too shall pass but the people need to be alert,” Pietersen tweeted in Hindi.
Pietersen was in India for the IPL 2021, where he was one of the expert commentators for Star Sports during their coverage of the tournament. Pietersen had recently suggested that moving the IPL to the UK would be the best decision as there is a window in September just after England host India in a five-match Test series that concludes on September 14.
IPL 2021 got underway in April in India but was suspended and postponed indefinitely on May 4 after the completion of 29 matches due to Covid-19 positive cases in bio-bubbles of multiple franchises across Delhi and Ahmedabad. India has been hit badly by the 2nd wave of coronavirus infections with daily cases surging past 4,00,000.
“I have seen people talking about the UAE as a possible destination to finish the IPL in September, but I actually think the IPL should move to the UK.
“There is a window in September after the England vs India Test series has finished. All the best Indian players would already be there, and all of the best English players would be available as well,” Pietersen wrote in a column for Betway.
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