The cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) was slated to start on March 29, but it did not, due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a perfect scenario, Mumbai Indians' batsman Suryakumar Yadav should have played the tournament opener against Chennai Super Kings yesterday, but that did not happen. <p></p> <p></p>The Maharashtrian cricketer seemed to be missing all the cricketing action amid the 21-day lockdown clamped to stop the spread of the deadly virus. <p></p> <p></p>He took to Twitter and expressed how he felt about the situation. He wrote, "Mentally at Wankhede stadium. But physically at home. This too shall pass." <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Mentally at Wankhede stadium. But physically at home. This too shall pass. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/stayhome?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#stayhome</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/staysafe?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#staysafe</a> <a href="https://t.co/EBsjgqtmVB">pic.twitter.com/EBsjgqtmVB</a></p> <p></p> Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) <a href="https://twitter.com/surya_14kumar/status/1244344513251774464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 29, 2020</a></blockquote> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p>Yadav is a key member of the franchise. He contributes with the bat in the backend of the innings ensuring a perfect finish. <p></p> <p></p>Apart from being a part of the winning MI squad last year, he was also their highest run-getter in the 2018 season, where he amassed 512 runs and remained in the top 15 highest run-getters of the tournament in the previous edition, with 424 runs at 32.61. <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, there are talks that like other major events across the sporting calendar getting canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IPL could also face the same fate. <p></p> <p></p>Amid the lockdown, cricketers are engaging in fun activities to keep themselves busy, while some of them are focussing on their fitness.