The opening match of the ‘IND vs SA’ ODI series ended in a washout at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium. Amidst the continuous rains in Dharamsala, the match had to be called off without a ball being bowled. The two teams will now head to Lucknow’s Ekana International Stadium for the second match of the series.
Days prior to the scheduled date, there were speculations of a washout due to continuous rains in the city. Some fans took to Twitter and expressed their anger towards the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not picking a different venue for the game instead. Here, we see some of the reactions of fans on the microblogging site.
Yeh to 1-2 mahine pehle se hi pata tha washout hoga ..— Pahari Choru ❁ 🇮🇳 (@Kanav_mahajan1) March 12, 2020
Koi BCCI walo ko samjhao yeh Dharamshala hai yaha 30% rain chance ho to bhi match nahi hota aaj to 90+% tha 🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️
Forecast dekhke pata chalra ta, 90% chances😂— Eshita Sharma🖤 (@eshita2428) March 12, 2020
Kudos to your brains😂
While the first IND vs SA match washed out due to rain, several users on Twitter also compared the situation to the ongoing worldwide panic created by Coronavirus. The impending Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) also looks doubtful amidst the country-wide crises. Due to the rising threat of the highly-contagious Coronavirus, major sporting events like NBA, Serie A and LaLiga have already been suspended until the Coronavirus crisis recedes. Here, we take a look at some tweets where Indian fans are calling out for the cancellation of the ongoing IND vs SA series.
Bcoz of rain match has been abandoned— Simran Randhawa (@Randhawa36_) March 12, 2020
Corona virus :- pic.twitter.com/1Y1EEx7Cy9