In heartbreaking news, India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s father Kiran Pal Singh died of liver cancer on Thursday, March 20. Kiran Pal Singh, who was a sub-inspector with the Uttar Pradesh Police, passed away at his Meerut residence.
As far as treatment is concerned, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s father had undergone successful chemotherapy in Noida and Delhi. However, his condition deteriorated a couple of weeks ago following which he was admitted to a hospital in Ganga Nagar in Meerut and was later shifted to another hospital in Muzaffarnagar.
The pacer’s father had served for the Uttar Pradesh Police during his heydays and later opted for voluntary retirement as he was not keeping well health-wise. The tragic demise of Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s father is yet another addition in the list of parents lost by Indian cricketers in recent times.
In the past month, the likes of RP Singh, Piyush Chawla have lost their respective father due to the Wuhan virus. Not only men cricketers, but Indian women cricketers have also lost their parent(s) due to the ongoing pandemic.
While Veda Krishnamurthy has lost her mother and sister, Priya Punia recently lost her mother.
Here it is to be noted that Bhuvneshwar Kumar is not a part of the Indian Test squad which has been asked to assemble in Mumbai ahead of their departure to the UK for the upcoming tour of England. He was surprisingly not named in the red-ball squad but is expected to return to action when India tour Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series in July.
Bhuvneshwar was recently seen in action in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He had picked up a niggle during the T20 tournament but went on to play the last couple of matches for SunRisers Hyderabad before the event was postponed indefinitely.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar had scalped three wickets in five matches for SRH but the team managed just one win out of their seven matches.