Delhi Air Pollution: Cricketers Forced to Wear Masks Due to Poor Air Quality During Ranji Trophy 2018-19 Match (See Pics)
Smog in Delhi (Photo Credits: Twitter)

The capital of India Delhi has always been in the news for the poor quality of air especially during November. The Delhi bears the brunt of bad quality air as the farmers in the neighbouring states burn the straws which are left over after the harvesting the crop. Now, the Mumbai cricketers are also in Delhi for Ranji Trophy 2018-19. The players were forced to wear masks owing to the bad quality of air. In fact, Mumbai Ranji Trophy coach Vinayak Samant also said that fast bowler Tushar Deshpande has been unwell.

“Tushar is not feeling well. He has been vomiting and complaining of a headache and fever since he arrived in Delhi,” said Samant. Even Harsha Bhogle tweeted about the players covering their faces. He tweeted about the smog keeping in mind the memories of Sri Lanka’s tour to India. The match between India and Sri Lanka was played between 2-6 December 2017 and many players were seen wearing masks. Delhi Air Pollution: How To Stay Safe In The Polluted Environment.

Harsha took to Twitter and wrote, “Interesting picture of Siddhesh Lad batting with a pollution protection mask in Delhi. Still remember how some people ridiculed the Sri Lankans last year when they complained and played in masks." Delhi and Mumbai among World’s Most Polluted: How Will Air Pollution Affect Our Mental and Physical Health?

The picture of Siddhesh Lad batting while wearing a mask also went viral and caught the attention of the people. Check out the snap below:


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In fact, smog has taken a toll on the players of Delhi Dynamos. A lot of players are complaining of sickness,” said Delhi Dynamos player Gianni Zuiverloon. “There’s a lot of bacterial things in the air. I have been sick for a couple of days … runny nose, diarrhoea … although I don’t know if it’s because of the pollution or because of food,” he further explained.