“They [the fans] are a part of it, they’re a part of the Sydney Sixers history, the fans are everything,” he said.
“It would be very devastating. The fans and home crowd is what makes the Sixers.”
No decision has been made with the Big Bash fixtures with Cricket Australia grappling with the potential rescheduling of the Sydney Test this week.
“Hopefully things ease up and we can have some crowds and the fans can come along and watch us play at the SCG,” Sandhu said.
“The value it adds is amazing … it’s an added motivation to come out there and have them cheering us on at the SCG.
“We can’t really do it without those fans.”
The Sixers are sitting fourth on the ladder after losing their season-opener against the Hobart Hurricanes. Since then, the Sixers have produced on dominant performances, claiming the biggest-ever victory in Big Bash history with their 145-run win over the Melbourne Renegades.
On Sunday, the Sixers claimed another victory, this time against the Adelaide Strikers, where Dan Christian claimed the second-fastest half-century in tournament history.
The Sixers are hoping to keep the momentum going for their Boxing Day match-up against the Stars.
“We’re just really, really hoping that, come the new year, we can have some home games, and really give back to the fans for their support,” Sandhu said.
The fast bowler is hoping to make a name for himself once again after an injury in 2019 saw him delisted from both a state contract and a BBL contract with the Thunder.
Sandhu was brought into the Sixers squad as a local replacement for Mitchell Starc while the superstar is on Test duty and is hoping to make the most of his time with the club.
“For me personally, last season was a tough one,” he said. “I was just trying as hard as I could and preparing the best I could to be ready for an opportunity like this and thankfully, it came.
“So far I’ve had a really, really good start. So I’m happy with where I’m at personally.”
Sarah is a journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald.