The wait ends today, as the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League will begin today with an opening clash between the defending champions Mumbai Indians and the runner-ups of IPL 2019 Chennai Super Kings in UAE. However, ahead of the game, fans were left heartbroken after they found out that Mayanti Langer won’t be a part of the commentary panel in IPL 2020.
Mayanti Langer, who has been one of India’s leading anchors, hosted almost every match in the 2019 IPL and became one of the favorite faces during the tournament. Fans were waiting anxiously for her return this season, however, on Thursday, IPL’s official broadcaster Star Sports took to their social media and confirmed that Mayanti Langer won’t be a part of IPL 2020.
Hi! Mayanti Langer won't be a part of #Dream11IPL 2020.
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) September 17, 2020
As soon as the news came out, fans started speculating on the matter. Finally, Mayanti Langer took to her social media and revealed the big reason behind her absence from the 2020 commentary panel. She shared a long post, where she revealed that she and her cricketer husband Stuart Binny have been blessed with a baby boy. She also shared a picture of her little munchkin. She wrote:
“So quite a few have reached out, and many are speculating. For the past five years, my family at Star Sports has given me the incredible privilege of fronting their most high profile events. In fact, they supported me when I needed them the most when I was pregnant with my son.”
“They made several adjustments to ensure that I was comfortable hosting till I was 20 weeks/5 months pregnant and would have continued going so had IPL 20 gone on as scheduled. Stuart and I were blessed by the birth of our baby boy almost six weeks ago. Life has changed for the better,”
Sharing the note with her fans, Mayanti wrote that she will be watching IPL 2020 at home this time. She wrote:
So I’m going to love watching the IPL @StarSportsIndia all the best to the team ? @jatinsapru @suhailchandhok @cricketaakash @SanjanaGanesan @ProfDeano @scottbstyris @BrettLee_58 @Sanjog_G and the full gang!!”
Here, check out the Tweet:
So I’m going to love watching the IPL @StarSportsIndia all the best to the team ? @jatinsapru @suhailchandhok @cricketaakash @SanjanaGanesan @ProfDeano @scottbstyris @BrettLee_58 @Sanjog_G and the full gang!! pic.twitter.com/fZVk0NUbTi
— Mayanti Langer Binny (@MayantiLanger_B) September 18, 2020