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Indian Cricketer Priya Punia’s Mother Succumbs To COVID-19

Priya Punia
Indian women’s team cricketer Priya Punia lost her mother, Saroj to COVID-19 on Tuesday. She was being treated at the Sawai Mansingh Hospital in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Although she was on a ventilator, her condition started deteriorating in the morning.

She took to Instagram to pay a heartfelt tribute to her. “Today I realised why you always told me to be strong. You knew that one day I would need the strength to bear the loss of yours.”

“I miss you so mom! No matter the distance I know you are always there with me. My guiding star, my mom.. Love you always,” Priya Punia wrote on Instagram.

She then added that her mother’s memories will never be forgotten, and also urged everyone to follow all the COVID-19 precautions.

Priya Punia was selected to play in England

Priya Punia is one of the cricketers who will be a part of the squad that will be playing a set of matches in England. All the Indian cricketers will be reaching Mumbai for their quarantine period. However, it is unclear whether Punia will join them or not.

Punia had made her debut in the cricket world in February 2019. Since then, she has been a part of 7 ODIs and three T20Is.

A few weeks ago, Indian cricketer, Veda Krishnamurthy lost her mother and sister to COVID-19. Her sister’s death came just two weeks after their mother died last month.

On April 24, Veda made an announcement regarding her mother’s death on social media and had also informed that her sister, Vatsala was fighting against the virus.

All this while, Veda Krishnamurthy has been occupied with helping various COVID-19 patients through social media.

Earlier, Australian cricketer, Lisa Sthalekar had slammed the BCCI for being indifferent towards Krishnamurthy. She said that the BCCI had allegedly not cared to check on how she was doing.