Veda Krishnamurthy's sister passes away due to Covid-19 just two weeks after her mother's demise

Earlier, Veda Krishnamurthy had shared the devastating news of her mother succumbing to Covid-19.

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Veda Krishnamurthy. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Veda Krishnamurthy has more heartbreak that is coming her way. News has now come in that Veda Krishnamurthy’s sister, Vatsala Shivakumar has passed away due to Covid-19. Earlier, Veda had shared the devastating news of her mother succumbing to Covid-19.

Veda had tweeted on 24th April 2021 that she had lost her mother due to Covid-19. In the tweet, she had mentioned that she was praying for her sister. Veda had confirmed in the tweet that she had tested negative for the disease.

“Appreciate all the messages I have received about the loss of my Amma. As you can imagine my family is lost without her. We now pray for my sister. I have tested negative & appreciate if you can respect our privacy. My thoughts & prayers go out to those going through the same!!,” tweeted Veda Krishnamurthy.

You can see Veda Krishnamurthy’s tweet regarding her mother’s demise below.

Covid-19 puts a halt to IPL 2021

The coronavirus pandemic put a halt to the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well, as a number of players tested positive for the disease. Only 29 out of the total of 60 matches that were scheduled to take place in the tournament were completed.

The likes of Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier, Amit Mishra, and Wriddhiman Saha tested positive for Covid-19, and the BCCI had to suspend the IPL. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that it is working out the dates to restart the 14th edition of the IPL, and one possible window could be September 2021, before the T20 World Cup.

As for Veda Krishnamurthy, she has played 48 ODIs and 76 T20Is for India. The right-handed batter has scored 829 runs in the ODI format of the game and has scored her runs at an average of 25.90. The 28-year-old has also scored 875 runs in T20I cricket and averages 18.61 in the T20I format of the game. She is the 5th highest run-scorer for India in T20I cricket.

Veda Krishnamurthy made her international debut for India almost a decade back, on 23rd June 2011 against the Australian side.

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