India’s head Coach Ravi Shastri feels that the much awaited IPL 2020 will bring back much needed zest & entertainment in people’s life during these difficult times.
Ravi Shastri strongly feels that the IPL which will commence in the UAE is the “much needed chaos” that everyone needs in these times when COVID-19 has literally brought the world to a standstill during the first half of the year.
Ravi Shastri quoted as saying, “You know with this COVID thing happening, once this IPL starts in the UAE, you will see that chaos back again, which is much needed,” Shastri said during webinar ‘Arabian Sea Dialogue organized by the Observer Research Foundation. Ravi Shastri further said that UAE has proved its efficiency in hosting a mega event like IPL earlier in 2014 & so staging IPL in UAE is not a difficult task for the BCCI.
“It is a great gesture by Indian government to take cricket to the UAE and the UAE government in responding (to it). I remember, in 2014, when the IPL came there (to the UAE), his Excellency did not leave one stone unturned and ensured that it was a top-class IPL and the public responded brilliantly,” Shastri said.
“It’s been depressing, it’s been unforeseen, the world hasn’t seen anything like this since the second World war, to just get some sport action, back on television, day in and day out will lift the spirits of a lot of people and it is much needed at this moment of time,” he further added.
According to Shastri during these crisis situation when people are spending time at home, IPL 2020 will act like a mega party for them which will fill their life with much needed happiness & liveliness.
“So I think, it’s going to be one helluva party and I am so happy that it’s gone to the UAE, because they put up such a good show last time around.”
“They know now what to expect when we come with the IPL and the eight teams and I think it’s (IPL) going to be a runaway success – COVID or no COVID”, Shastri signed off.