Mike Hesson is safe at home now. After spending more than a month in locked down India under the COVID threat, finally, the RCB Director of Cricket is back to his home in New Zealand. Hesson, after landing, took to the social media to show his gratitude for all who helped him reach his home.
Hesson reaches home
When the Indian government decided to call for a lockdown to combat the COVID-19 threat, a lot of cricket professionals from all across the world were in India because of the upcoming IPL. Mike Hesson was one such person who was with the Royal Challengers Bangalore as their Director of Cricket. The lockdown meant the interstate and international travel were suspended, bordered were closed. Hesson could not return to his home and was stuck in India for more than a month due to extended lockdown. Indian government first called for a 21-day lockdown which was later extended till May 3.
Eventually, Hesson was sent to his home safely and as he reached New Zealand and he decided to take to express his thanks through social media accounts. He thanked everyone who helped him reach home safely in this tough phase.
After returning to his country Hesson thanked the New Zealand Embassy, the Prime Minister of India and New Zealand for their help. He wrote, “What a wonderful sight after spending over a day on a bus to get to Mumbai airport. The staff on Air New Zealand were simply outstanding on our return to New Zealand.” He added, “Special thanks to @NZinIndia @MFATNZ @narendramodi @jacindaardern #repatriationflight #india #NZ”
If things were normal, Hesson would be seen working with the team led by Virat Kohli in the IPL 2020. The IPL was postponed until further notice amid the COVID-19 situation. As the whole world is at pause, the future of IPL 2020 along with many important sporting events remains doubtful.