Piyush Chawla's Father Passes Away Due To Covid-19 Complications
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Piyush Chawla’s Father Passes Away Due To Covid-19 Complications

Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla

Piyush Chawla’s father died on Monday. The spinner, in an Instagram post, said that his father was suffering from “covid and post covid complications” The cricketer took to Instagram to break the news, saying that his father was suffering from “covid and post covid complications”.

Piyush Chawla with his father (Source: Piyush Chawla/Instagram)
Piyush Chawla with his father (Source: Piyush Chawla/Instagram)

Piyush Chawla’s Father Dies From Covid-19 As Condolences Pour In

Piyush Chawla’s father, Pramod Kumar Chawla, was undergoing treatment at a hospital in New Delhi after testing positive for COVID-19.

“With the deepest grief, we announce that my beloved father, Mr. Pramod Kumar Chawla, left for the heavenly abode on 10th May 2021. He was suffering from covid and post covid complications. We invite your kind thoughts and prayers in these difficult times. May his noble soul rest in peace,” Piyush Chawla posted with a picture of his father.

Irfan Pathan (AFP Photo)
Irfan Pathan (AFP Photo)

His Indian Premier League team and former India teammate Irfan Pathan tweeted their condolences.

“Our thoughts go out to Piyush Chawla who lost his father, Mr. Pramod Kumar Chawla this morning. We are with you and your family in this difficult time. Stay strong,” Mumbai Indians tweeted.

“My dear brother Piyush Chawla’s father, Pramod uncle is no more. My deepest condolences to you & your family. I pray that you go thru this difficult time with patience. Uncle was a great soul and full of life. COVID has taken one more life,” Irfan Pathan wrote on Twitter.

Piyush Chawla was with the Mumbai Indians team before the BCCI and the IPL governing council decided to postpone the 2021 season after several players and staff of some IPL teams tested positive for the coronavirus.

The veteran leg spinner, who was part of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning team, lost his father Pramod Kumar on Monday due to COVID-19 complications. He once led the India U-19 team in the World Cup and made his international debut in 2006. He has featured in 3 Tests, 25 ODIs, and 7 T20Is, with his last match coming in 2012.

Piyush Chawla Is Joint 3rd Highest Wicket Taker In IPL History

He was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 2.40 crore in the players’ auction held in February 2021. The leg-spinner, however, didn’t feature in MI’s playing XI in the seven matches they played in IPL 2021.

Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla (Image Credit: Twitter)

The senior leg-spinner has 156 wickets from 164 games averaging 27.32 at an economy rate of below 8. The spinner has been one of the most successful bowlers in the history of the IPL. He is joint 3rd in the list of highest wicket-takers in IPL. He was released by the Kolkata Knight Riders after the 2019 season but was later snapped by CSK for INR 6.75 crores.

The leg spinner had previously plied his trade for the Punjab Kings, the Kolkata Knight Riders, and the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. After an uneventful IPL 2020 season with CSK, he has now joined the Mumbai Indians squad. Piyush Chawla had picked 6 scalps in 7 IPL games averaging 31.83 in IPL 2020. He is the third-highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL with 156 scalps in 164 games averaging 27.32.