The Coronavirus pandemic has halted the cricketing activities around the world. Many sporting events and tournaments have been postponed, called off, or are in line to be postponed. From the Indian Premier League getting suspended to several international matches getting canceled due to the pandemic.
However, one tournament which will be most affected by the pandemic is the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to begin on 18th October. If reports are to be believed then the tournament might get postponed till 2022.
If the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup gets postponed, the dreams of 5 legendary players to play the World Cup, might also get shattered.
Here, check out the names of the five cricketers whose careers will end if the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup gets postponed. Have a look:
5. Faf du Plessis:
The sensational player of the South African cricket team had announced that he will bid goodbye to the shortest format of the game. But now with the tournament getting postponed, his dream of playing the world cup might get shattered.
4. Dwayne Bravo:
The all-rounder of West Indies cricket team retired a few years ago following a disagreement with the board but later on, he returned back to T20 World Cup 2020. However, now it looks almost impossible for him to play in any world cup if ICC Men’s T20 World Cup gets postponed.
3. Lasith Malinga:
Former Sri Lankan veteran Lasith Malinga has already retired from ODIs and Tests formats of the game. Malinga still plays in the International T20 as well as the T20 Leagues around the world. However, looking at the current situation, it looks impossible for the legendary cricketer to feature in a world cup again.
2. Chris Gayle:
40-year-old, West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has retired from ODI and Tests format. however, he has expressed his desire to play in the T20 World Cup many times. But seems like his dream will remain a dream if the world cup tournament is postponed to 2022.
1. MS Dhoni:
MS Dhoni’s retirement has become one of the most discussed topics in the cricket fraternity. It has been a long time when he was last seen in action on-field. Ever since the debacle of team India in the semi-finals against New Zealand, MS Dhoni took a sabbatical from the cricket field and kept on extending it. If the World Cup 2020 is postponed till 2022, the dreams of many fans to see MS Dhoni play in a World Cup tournament once again will be shattered into pieces