Australian gamers is perhaps a bit apprehensive following the suspension of flights from India however Delhi Capitals’ head coach Ricky Ponting mentioned it is a “small problem” as in comparison with the chaotic state of affairs outdoors the IPL bubble because of the deadly second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
Australia on Tuesday suspended all direct passenger flights from India till Might 15 because of the “very vital” spike in COVID-19 instances in India.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison additionally made it clear that cricketers competing within the IPL should make their “personal preparations” to return residence.
“There have been revelations that our authorities has made so far as Australians in India returning to Australia. Little doubt there have been few distractions, however the journey facet for us and Australians who’re right here is just a small problem,” Ponting mentioned on the digital convention after his facet misplaced to Royal Challengers Bangalore by one run.
“On day by day foundation, we’re occupied with what’s taking place outdoors and we perceive how blessed we’re to be doing what we’re doing. Hopefully, there are a selection of individuals in India who obtained enjoyment by watching IPL cricket.”
Three Australian gamers have exited the match amid the escalating well being disaster, whereas Mumbai Indians batsman Chris Lynn requested Cricket Australia to rearrange for a chartered flight to take the gamers residence after the occasion is over.
The BCCI has already assured that it’ll make preparations for the return of the international gamers as soon as the occasion is over.
A second wave of COVID-19 pandemic has swept India to chaos because the nation recorded over 3 lakh day by day instances for the previous few days, leaving the well being infrastructure in shambles.
Within the wake of the unprecedent well being disaster, India and DC spinner Ravichandran Ashwin determined to take a break from the match to be together with his household.
“It’s a actually unusual feeling amongst our crew proper now. We’re very conscious of what is taking place outdoors and in India for the time being. Clearly, our hearts exit to each single person who’s combating Covid-19 within the Indian society,” Ponting mentioned.
“We’ve had our one participant go away as nicely, Ravichandran Ashwin left to be together with his household so that has effects on, we’re speaking about it greater than most groups are.”
On the one-run defeat to RCB, Ponting mentioned, “Our final sport went to a Tremendous Over and towards RCB, we misplaced by one run. That may solely maintain you in good stead when the larger comes on the backend. We’ve obtained three video games in 4 days, we now have to take our learnings.
“The crew is disenchanted but additionally proud how boys fought. We won’t overanalyse.”
DC will subsequent tackle Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) right here on Thursday.
New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson, who was purchased by RCB for 15 crore, mentioned he did not deal with the stress that comes with a excessive price ticket too nicely initially.
“I type of ignored it just a little bit in my thoughts and thought it could be high quality, and I attempted to give attention to issues I might management…within the first couple of weeks going by the Australia sequence we have been enjoying, I did not deal with the magnitude of the state of affairs as finest I might,” he mentioned.
“It (the worth tag) actually is not on my thoughts anymore. Yeah the primary month, most likely six weeks after the public sale have been robust and I suppose I’ve learnt from that which can maintain me in good stead.
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