The ICC World Cup 2019 has come to bit of a halt in the birthplace of cricket as the rain showers have decided to take over the tournament and ruin it for everybody from players to match officials to the fans.
In the past four days, the viewers of the Cricket World Cup have only been able to enjoy less than a game and a half in total with some of the exciting contests being washed away, thanks to the non-stop downpour in the English cities of Hampshire, Bristol and Nottingham, one such matchup being between the two unbeaten teams of this year's tournament in India and New Zealand on 13th June 2019, Thursday.
Ardent fans of both sides only got to their favourite cricketers in casuals rather than their formal jerseys and that too only when one of two players popped out of the dressing room to check the weather conditions before disappearing behind a door.
However, Indian bowling all-rounder, Kedar Jadhav did contribute towards the day by coming out of the dressing room and sending out a video message that has been making the rounds on social media ever since the covers were put on the field.June 13, 2019
In the video, the 34-year-old can be clearly seen begging the evil Nottingham rains to move away from the city and instead move to his home state of Maharashtra, which is currently facing immense drought conditions with only 7 percent of water left for consumption that has affected the lives of the locals living there.
Jadhav was not only applauded for his quick wit but also the fact that he remembered the struggles of his people back home even though he is thousands of miles away.
Boss for this tweet @mipaltan should pick you up for not less than 15 koka the next IPL... Real original one..ð Keep the Josh high this Sunday & all the best to our guys..— L.V.Subramaniam (@lvsubbu60) June 13, 2019
Aw ! That's lovelyâ¤— sandeep chamoli (@sandeepchamoli9) June 13, 2019
Here's a brilliant moment from our very own, Kedar Jadhav. â¤ï¸
KeJa [to clouds and rain]: Go! Go to my state, Maharashtra!
KeJa [with folded hands]: Rain is required a lot more in Maharashtra, not here (England) at all.#CWC19 #INDvNZ #Maharashtra #TeamIndia #drought https://t.co/mIzBA7GYwP
Heart touching moment:
Heard touching words in Marathi from #kedarjadhav@JadhavKedar requesting to rain plz don't fall here in England go to My state Maharashtra (For farmers) there is need of it...
"Bhava aaj mann jinklas tu" ð#India #CWC19 #RainStopsMatch @ICC @BCCI pic.twitter.com/u00UdFNibc
Now that Team India's third game of the 2019 World Cup has been washed out, all eyes will be on the weather forecast for Sunday when the Men in Blue will lock horns with their neighbouring rivals in Sarfaraz Ahmed's Team Pakistan at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester.