During the last two days sportspersons from throughout India have flooded the social media networks with heartfelt Eid greetings to their followers, nicely wishers and countrymen on the event of Eid Al-Fitr. Those that are ready to have a good time Eid with their family and friends members in these tough occasions, really feel that they’re really blessed.
For Sania Mirza and her household, it was a really particular and memorable event. The household is now in Dubai and for the primary time all of them are collectively for Eid.
Chatting with siasat.com Sania’s father Imran Mirza mentioned : “For the primary time ever in my life, our whole household are celebrating Eid collectively. In any other case, all the time somebody or the opposite was lacking from our gathering. This time my two daughters, my two sons-in-law, my two yr outdated grandson and my spouse and I, all have joined collectively for Eid. This can be a day that we are going to always remember. And I prolong heat Eid Mubarak to all associates and followers again residence,” he mentioned.
“It goes with out saying that celebrations are very subdued this yr. The native administration right here (in Dubai) has dominated that you just can’t meet greater than 5 folks at a time. There are a number of restrictions due to the COVID state of affairs. Violations of any of the principles will entail heavy fines. So we’re all being very cautious,” mentioned Imran.
“Final yr too, we had an issue. We needed to perform our prayers in my home and do it rapidly. Azharuddin was with us final yr. However this time he’s in Hyderabad. However sure, we loved the standard treats like biryani and Sheer Khorma. Even water feels so good to drink,” mentioned Imran with amusing.
However what’s worrying Imran and Sania is the uncertainty surrounding her forthcoming tournaments. Getting visas throughout this time of the pandemic is a serious drawback. Sania has plans to participate within the Wimbledon championships this yr however at present the indications are that solely Sania will probably be given a visa. “No coach, coach or another particular person will probably be allowed to accompany her,” defined Imran.
“This will probably be an enormous drawback. Sania, or another participant for that matter, must have some folks to offer assist. In addition to, Sania is fearful about leaving her son for lengthy intervals of time. My grandson Izhaan Mirza Malik is barely two years outdated and a little bit baby of that age finds it very tough to avoid the mom for lengthy intervals,” confessed Imran. “I hope and pray that this COVID drawback will quickly recede into the background and we will go forward with our regular lives,” he added.
In the meantime, again in Hyderabad, former Indian cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin additionally greeted the folks of India on the auspicious event. “Eid Mubarak to all residents of India. I pray to the Almighty to maintain everybody protected and nicely protected in these attempting occasions. Allow us to all be humble and maintain our members of the family and associates,” he mentioned to siasat.com.
Former cricketer Arshad Ayub who had represented India in 33 Take a look at matches and 62 ODIs apart from main Hyderabad in home cricket additionally conveyed his Eid greetings to all countrymen and others throughout the globe. “My heartfelt good needs to everybody on the event of Eid Al-Fitr. Might, the Almighty bathe His blessings on all of us. Might today be joyful for all of us,” he mentioned.
Different cricketers like Virender Sehwag, Anil Kumble, Sachin Tendulkar, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammed Shami and Yuvraj Singh had been amongst those that despatched out Eid greetings on social media. Sehwag wrote on Twitter : “In these unprecedented occasions, let the spirit of Eid convey love, peace and pleasure to all. Eid Mubarak. Keep protected.”
P.T. Usha who was as soon as often called the Golden Lady of India for bagging many gold medals at worldwide athletic meets additionally joined in by greeting everybody Eid Mubarak on Twitter. Nikhat Zareen, the previous junior world champion boxer from Telangana wrote: “Sending my dua to you and your family members amid the worldwide well being disaster. Might the Almighty heal the world. Eid Mubarak.”
However transferring away from the world of sport, one of the crucial nicely said greetings got here from the Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Sibi George. He mentioned, “At this second once we have a good time Eid Al-Fitr, allow us to put our ideas with these in isolation and struggling, let our prayers be for the world to heal rapidly and for a compassionate and wholesome future. I pray that this competition strengthens our perception in charity, our religion in fraternity and our dedication to compassion. Eid Mubarak to all. Might you all be protected and keep blessed.”
This yr the second wave of the COVID-19 virus has altered the traditional practices to some extent. Masjid committees everywhere in the nation have urged the Muslims to not have mass prayers on the event. Many clerics have appealed to the trustworthy to supply prayers at residence and have a good time with household solely.
Abhijit Sen Gupta is a seasoned journalist who writes on Sports activities and varied different topics.