5 Cricketers whose careers might be affected due to COVID-19

5 Cricketers whose careers might be affected due to COVID-19

The Satanic virus seems hell-bent to bring tragic endings to some glorious careers. Isn't it!

James Anderson
England bowler James Anderson. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The COVID-19 pandemic has managed to turn the world upside side over the last few weeks. After emerging in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the deadly coronavirus has somehow found its way around most part of the world.

The globe is on its knees and it’s not yet known when it will get back on its feet. The sporting world has also come to a standstill and cricket isn’t any different by any means. A number of tournaments have either been cancelled or postponed. Even as the who’s who, involved with the sport are set to incur losses, careers of a few cricketers are most likely to be affected.

Most of them are at the fag end of their journeys for the national team. While they will be hoping to end with a flourish, the coronavirus pandemic may crush their dreams of a happy ending.

In the article, let’s take a look at five cricketers, whose career maybe affected due to coronavirus: –

1. MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/GettyImages)

MS Dhoni is set to turn 39 this July and it goes without saying that he doesn’t have a whole lot of cricket left ahead of him. The Jharkhand-born veteran last played in the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand back in July 2019 and went on a sabbatical.

He was scheduled to make his comeback for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL). Dhoni also attended a few practise sessions. The T20 event was expected to be a pathway for Dhoni’s comeback into Team India.

Speculations surrounding whether or not he should be picked for the T20 World Cup in Australia are also doing the rounds.  Talks of him retirement have become incessant. Due to coronavirus pandemic, if the tournament later this year gets postponed, then chances of Dhoni’s comeback become even bleaker.