Prominent cricket journalist Ruchir Mishra passes away due to COVID-19

Prominent cricket journalist Ruchir Mishra passes away due to COVID-19

He was working in Times of India.

Ruchir Mishra
Ruchir Mishra. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Second wave of Coronavirus has wrecked havoc in India with more than three lakh cases being reported every day for a week or so. Acute shortage of Oxygen has led to the fatality rate increasing as well. A lot of people have lost their lives in this pandemic and India lost a prominent journalist Ruchir Mishra on Tuesday.

He was working with the Times of India in Nagpur and was known for his utmost dedication to his profession. Ruchir was popular among the cricketers as well for his extensive coverage of domestic cricket. Many cricketers have also tweeted for Ruchir with Wasim Jaffer and Umesh Yadav paying heartfelt condolences for his family.

Heartfelt condolences for the demise of Mr Ruchir Mishra due to Covid May his soul rest in peace & May god give courage to the family to bear the loss,” Umesh Yadav wrote in his tweet. Meanwhile, Jaffer was stunned after knowing about the news. He termed Ruchir Mishra as one of the nicest journalist around.

“Don’t want to believe what I have just heard. Ruchir Mishra is no more. This is just so sad. He was one of the nicest journalist from Nagpur. I got to know him during my stint with Vidarbha. Heart goes out to his young family. RIP Ruchir,” he tweeted.

COVID-19 grapples IPL too

Meanwhile, Coronavirus grappled the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) too. It burst the bio-secure bubble with first infecting Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Soon it was reported that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji was tested positive.

While the KKR vs RCB game was postponed on Monday, many expected for the SRH vs MI game to go ahead as planned. However, things turned drastically with Wriddhiman Saha (SRH) and Amit Mishra (DC) testing positive for COVID-19. Soon after this news came out, BCCI and IPL GC held an emergency meeting and unanimously decided to suspend the tournament indefinitely.