Kolkata Knight Riders mentor David Hussey has said that one of the vital fellow Australians in the IPL are a “bit nervous” approximately getting back home in the wake of a COVID-19 surge in India. While Rajasthan Royals pacer Andrew Tye made up our minds to leave halfway from the IPL as he feared getting “locked out” of his own country, bowlers Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson withdrew from the rest of the ongoing league citing personal reasons, their franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore said on Monday.
“Everyone is like a bit nervous approximately if they may be able to get back into Australia. I dare say there will be a couple of other Australians a bit nervous approximately getting back into Australia,” Hussey, a former Australia international, told the Sydney Morning Herald.
Lead Australia pacer Pat Cummins may be a part of the KKR squad. Hussey praised the strict bio-bubble in place for the IPL but said it is natural for the players to be nervous approximately the current situation in India.
“We’re stuck in bubbles. It’s probably not too dissimilar to what all Victorians experienced final year in lockdown in reality. You get tested each second day. So it’s somewhat full-on but I think each precaution has been taken for everyone’s safety,” Hussey said.
“It is on the radar. It’s on the news each minute of the day. You see people in hospital beds. It puts numerous things in perspective. We in fact discussed after the game final night, how fortunate we are to play the game and take a look at to entertain people around the globe,” he added.
Alternatively, he said the players are pragmatic and want the tournament to go on. “Everyone’s pretty nervous approximately what is going on over here, but they are also pragmatic.
“A few players, their fathers have passed on to the great beyond. One person in specific, he is one of the vital staff members with us and his father passed on to the great beyond final year from COVID, and he was once in reality pragmatic by saying it was once his time to go.
“From a Kolkata point of view, we’re desperate for the tournament to retain going, purely because everyone’s in lockdown, there’s not much else to do,” added Hussey.
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