The IPL has created the “most secure” bio-hub for its individuals however Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting says he’s additionally nicely conscious of the “grim” COVID-19 scenario outdoors the bubble in India and infrequently discusses it together with his gamers.
The Australian nice, whereas admitting that IPL could be a welcome distraction in these powerful instances, mentioned that COVID-19 has dominated the conversations inside his crew.
“This IPL, most likely greater than every other, has change into extra about what’s occurring on the surface slightly than what’s occurring right here. We’re most likely the most secure folks within the nation most likely due to the bubbles we’re in,” Ponting advised the DC ‘YouTube’ channel.
“Regularly, I’m asking the boys on the breakfast as to what’s occurring on the surface and if their households are protected, joyful? That is actually an essential factor.
“I believe IPL in a scenario that the nation is in, cricket can carry plenty of pleasure to folks,” he added.
Nevertheless, there is no such thing as a denying that state of affair is fairly gloomy in the meanwhile as Ravichandran Ashwin has pulled out of the match, citing the COVID-19 “combat” his household is enduring.
“Right here in DC, we’re speaking about being one huge household and it is essential that we’re fascinated about prolonged household not simply us right here as a result of it is fairly grim. Sure, it is onerous for the gamers to be away from their households and I can not even think about placing myself within the scenario,” Ponting recognized for his straight discuss mentioned.
He, the truth is, did not identify Ashwin however spoke in regards to the sort of psychological state he was in earlier than he left dwelling after the match towards SunRisers Hyderabad.
“Guys residing in Chennai, they’re really at dwelling now however cannot see their households. It is extremely tough. The extra we are able to share these experiences, the higher off we’re,” Ponting had mentioned after the win towards Mumbai Indians.
“We will maintain our fingers crossed and hope folks on the surface stay protected. Gamers can care for their households on the surface and we are able to do no matter we are able to on the within,” he mentioned.