For Kartk Tyagi's U-19 teammate and star of the South Africa World Cup campaign Yashasvi, there was excitement but right now he wants everyone who is suffering to recover as quickly as possible.
The Indian board is waiting for an announcement from the Indian government and sports ministry on visas before it makes the news official that Indian Premier League will not happen this year due to the novel coronavirus.
A total cancellation will see the BCCI lose in excess of Rs 2,000 crore in revenue, while each franchise will lose more than Rs 100 crore. And compensation is not an option.
Chennai Super Kings suspended their camp on Saturday, after which their talisman Mahendra Singh Dhoni left the city.
While the BCCI president says IPL "has to be truncated", franchise officials cite the 2009 edition played in South Africa, where a full tournament was completed inside 37 days.
Sourav Ganguly hints at the possible future of the IPL 2020 season. He says the situation will be assessed every week. He also says that if the season does go ahead, it is almost sure to be a truncated one.
Wadia, who spoke to the BCCI officials including president Sourav Ganguly on Friday, said the situation has to improve for the IPL to take place.
An official of a team that competed in the playoff last season said the decision to call off the IPL will 'cause a bloodbath.' "A cancellation would cost all the stakeholders around Rs 3,000-to-Rs 3,500 crore," the official said.
A complete cancellation of the IPL will see the BCCI suffer a revenue loss of over Rs 2,000 crore – broadcast and sponsorship revenue included.
BCCI has decided to suspend IPL 2020 till April 15 as a precautionary measure against the ongoing Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Announcing the decision, Manish Sisodia said "All the sports activities including IPL matches have been postponed in Delhi till further notice. Coronavirus has been declared an epidemic by the government and we are taking all precautionary measures."
Chris Woakes, who was bought for Rs 1.5 crore by Delhi Capitals at IPL auction, has not played a T20 since August 2018, and last played a T20I for England in November 2015.
6,6,6,6,6 - MS Dhoni returns to the Chepauk in style. With Ravi Shastri having said Dhoni is in contention for the T20 World Cup later this year if he 'has a cracking IPL', a lot of attention is on the CSK skipper's batting.
"We will take all precautions. I don't know exactly what are the extra measures. It's only medical team which will tell us about that," Sourav Ganguly said.
The bigger issue for BCCI and NRAI is ensuring the participation of players or them being sent to quarantine.
Kuldeep Yadav last played a Test in January 2018 against Australia, while his last T20 match was against Sri Lanka in January this year.
In a circular sent to all IPL franchises, the BCCI has notified that instead of a whopping Rs 20 crore, the IPL champion team will now receive Rs 10 crore. The glitzy events gets underway on March 29.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly too ruled out any threat to the IPL or the South Africa series, beginning with the first ODI on March 12 at Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh.
Carey, who was a part of Australia's World Cup team last summer, will make his debut in the cash-rich IPL this season after the Delhi based franchise purchased him for Rs 2.40 crore in the player auction.
MS Dhoni received a rousing reception on his return with fans chanting his name. In return, the wicketkeeper-batsman greeted them with some big hits during the session.