The mass outbreak of COVID-19 has made the world go through an unprecedented level of danger as almost all kinds of activities have been suspended. COVID-19 has now hit more than 197 countries. As a result, more than 2.5 million people have caught the virus while approximately 172,000 deaths have been recorded. Like other activities, the cricketing world is at a standstill position.
Recently, former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar came forward to reflect on the prevailing situation. Akhtar’s estimates tell him that cricket would remain suspended for a year, which is disappointing for many fans like him. Nevertheless, he prayed for things to return to the track as he also urged people to be kind towards each other in these troublesome times.
“Cricket cannot be played anywhere unless we get control over things. I do not see cricket being played for at least a year due to the Coronavirus. I just hope we come out of this stronger,” said the 44-year old who represented Pakistan in 46 Tests, 163 ODIs and 15 T20Is.