Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi diagnosed with double COVID; Harbhajan Singh reacts

Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi took to Instagram to give an update on his health.

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Lalit Modi. (Photo Source: Instagram/lalitkmodi)
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Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi is under medical observation after a double COVID-19 infection, deep pneumonia and an influenza attack and is placed on external oxygen support. On 13th January, Lalit took to his Instagram handle and dropped a series of pictures in which he was seen resting on a hospital bed.

In one of his posts, Lalit stated that he travelled till London in an air ambulance and was extremely thankful to the doctors for taking care of him. 

"Finally landed via air ambulance accompanied by two doctors and superstar super efficient son who did so much for me back in London. The flight was smooth. Unfortunately still on 24/7 external oxygen. Thank u to all at @vistajet for going the extra mile. I am extremely grateful to all. Love to all. Big hug," one of his posts read.

"Get well soon": Harbhajan Singh reacts to Lalit Modi's posts

As soon as Lalit revealed his condition on Instagram, his posts were flooded with multiple people wishing the 59-year-old a speedy recovery. Former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh also commented on Lalit's post.

"Get well soon," former India legendary off-spinner Harbhajan Singh's comment read.

Lalit had left India back in 2010 amid allegations of tax evasion, money laundering and proxy ownership and is currently based in London for the last few years. The BCCI suspended him on charges of financial irregularity and then in 2013, he was banned for life by the cricket governing body. Lalit has often been credited for being the brainchild behind the cash-rich IPL.

He had earlier made headlines for his rumoured relationship with former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen. On July 17, 2022, Lalit had posted pictures of him alongside Sushmita and it grabbed plenty of attention. There were rumours of the two getting married but the same has not happened thus far.