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It hasn't been the best of times for human race. While the world is battling COVID-19, there are several others who have lost their livelihoods owing to the restrictions in place to curb the spread of the pandemic. It hasn't been the best of times for people from the sporting fraternity as well. And now another tragic news is coming in concerning Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The right-arm pacer has lost his father to prolonged illness.

It is being learned that Bhuvi's father, Kiran Pal Singh, was battling a prolonged disease and breathed his last on Thursday aged 63 at his residence in Meerut. Kiran Pal had opted for a Voluntary Retirement Scheme from the police force. While Bhuvneshwar's father hailed from Bulandshahr, he was posted at various cities like Meerut and Muzaffarnagar.

Bhuvi was at home to attend to his ailing father

Meanwhile, it is being learned that the Sunrisers Hyderabad star was at home to attend to his ailing father. Despite being ill, Bhuvi's father had appealed for people to vote for his son for the ICC Player of the Month Award which he later bagged home. Earlier, similar tragic news came in from the women's camp, where Veda Krishnamurthy lost her mother and sister to COVID-19 before Priya Punia's mother also passed away due to the dreaded infection.

Bhuvneshwar has not been picked for the squad that will travel to England for the ICC World Test Championship final and the five-match Test series against the home country but is likely to get the call for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.