The coronavirus outbreak has paused many major cricket series and tournaments across the globe. Recently, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) were also forced to postpone the knock-out matches of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020. The T20 tournament isn’t expected to resume anytime soon. However, England all-rounder Ravi Bopara gave an interesting suggestion of why his side Multan Sultans should be declared champions. Taking to social media website Twitter, Bopara wrote: “As the elderly are more vulnerable to the Coronavirus it’s only fair the oldest average age team in the @thePSLt20 take the trophy.” PSL 2020 Semi-Finals and Final Postponed Amid Coronavirus Outbreak in Pakistan.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), old-aged people and infants have more chances of getting infected by COVID-19 in comparison of the young people. Well, Bopara added his sense of humour with this fact and gave a hilarious suggestion. With the presence of players like, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Moeen Ali and even Bhopara himself, Sultans have most players ageing above 30 and the all-rounder was very well aware with this fact. Meanwhile, let’s look at Bhopara’s cheeky tweet.
— Ravi Bopara (@ravibopara) March 17, 2020
Despite not having many youngsters in the team, the Shan Masood –led side proved that age is just a number with its performance in the tournament. Clinching six games from 10 league-stage games, with two games being washed out, Sultans finished the round-robin stage at the top of the team standings with 14 points. They were also the front runners to clinch the trophy. However, the pandemic forced the tournament to take a pause and it will be interesting to see when the action will be resumed.
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