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Veda Krishnamurthy loses mother and sister to COVID-19 in a span of 2 weeks

Veda Krishnamurthy is an Indian woman cricketer who has represented Team India in the limited-overs circuit, having scored more than 800 runs in both formats. She has lost her two crucial family members to COVID of late.

Veda Krishnamurthy loses mother and sister to COVID-19 in a span of 2 weeks-ayh
Chikmagalur, First Published May 6, 2021, 5:34 PM IST

COVID has hit the nation hard and is showing no remorse to anyone. Even the cricketing fraternity has been heavily hit by the same and it is seemingly putting everything to disarray. Recently, Indian woman cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy's family has been affected by the same.

According to ESPNCricinfo, Veda lost her mother to the coronavirus on April 23. However, just a fortnight later, she has lost her elder sister to the same on Wednesday. Vatsala Shivakumar was admitted to a hospital in Chikmagalur earlier this week but breath her last at 5.45 pm on Wednesday. She had COVID-related lung infection and pneumonia, as she was put on a ventilator on the same day her mother, Cheluvamaba Devi, passed away in Kadur.

"With the help of the hospital staff, Veda's sister had even begun FaceTiming with Veda and some of her other near and dear ones earlier this week. It is shocking to learn that after losing aunty, we couldn't save didi either. I can only request everyone to give Veda and her family the time and privacy they need to bear this immense loss," told Reema Malhotra, a former Indian cricketer and a close friend to Veda.

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Veda Krishnamurthy loses mother and sister to COVID-19 in a span of 2 weeks-ayh

Reema also announced that several other Veda's family members had tested positive for the coronavirus. While Veda had visited her family before, she had returned to Bengaluru by the time the members began to show symptoms of the same. Immediately, Vedawent into a self-quarantine and came out with a negative report later. Following the recent losses, several international women cricketers, like Sana Mir, Chamari Athapaththu, Snehal Pradhan and head coach Ramesh Powar, offered their condolences.

Besides Veda, Indian men cricketers like Ravichandran Ashwin and MS Dhoni's family members were also affected by COVID. Furthermore, cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Subramaniam Badrinath, Yusuf Pathan and Harmanpreet Kaur were also infected by the same before making a swift recovery.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitise, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona

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