Piyush Chawla, a veteran spinner, loses his father to COVID-19

Veteran India leg-spinner Piyush Chawla’s dad, Pramod Kumar Chawla, died on Monday after a battle with COVID-19.

He was around the age of 60.

“With 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,” Chawla took Instagram to express his grief.

“We invite your kind thoughts and prayers in this difficult times. May his noble soul rest in peace.” The Mumbai Indians, Chawla’s most recent IPL team, also expressed 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,” the Mumbai Indians tweeted.

Chawla, 32, has appeared in three Tests, 25 One-Day Internationals, and seven Twenty20 Internationals for India.

In the domestic circuit, he represents Gujarat and has played 136 first-class matches, taking 445 wickets.

The Aligarh-born spinner was acquired by the Mumbai Indians in the IPL auction this year, but he did not appear in a single game in the lucrative league’s 2021 season, which was indefinitely postponed owing to a COVID-19 outbreak in its bio-bubble.

Former India pacer Irfan Pathan also took his Twitter handle to extend his condolences to his fellow compeer, Piyush.


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