Weeks after losing her mother to deadly COVID-19, Indian cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy has been dealt with another unfortunate blow as she lost her sister who succumbed to the deadly COVID-19 . Her sister was battling the disease for the last month and breathed her last breath today.
The last few weeks have been heartbreaking for Veda Krishnamurthy but the brave cricketer has not let the miserable situation dominate her as she has been helping others through social media platforms, amplifying their requests for help.
Veda took to Twitter and informed about her mother’s demise on April 24 and urged the countrymen to pray for her sister, who was still battling the deadly Coronavirus.
"Appreciate all the messages I have received about the loss of my Amma. As you can imagine my family is lost without her. We now pray for my sister. I have tested negative & appreciate if you can respect our privacy. My thoughts & prayers go out to those going through the same," she wrote in a tweet.
Appreciate all the messages I have received about the loss of my Amma. As you can imagine my family is lost without her. We now pray for my sister. I have tested negative & appreciate if you can respect our privacy. My thoughts & prayers go out to those going through the same!!— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) April 24, 2021
The COVID-19 has taken a toll on India as the country is seeing a massive number of COVID-19 related fatalities daily. India reported 4 lakh 12 thousand, the highest ever Coronavirus cases, on Thursday. The health infrastructure is under tremendous pressure and people are deprived of basic necessities such as bed and oxygen.
Veda is an integral member of the Indian women’s team. She made her India debut in a T20I game against Australia in 2011. Later, in her ODI debut, she scored 50 off 54 balls against England. The middle-order batsman has represented India in 48 ODIs and 76 T20Is, scoring 829 and 875 runs respectively. She also has three wickets in the 50 over format. She is one of the few Indian players who have participated in different leagues outside India.