IPL 2021: Travelling again house is a small difficulty in comparison with scenario outdoors match bubble, says Ricky Ponting
Ahmedabad: Australian gamers could be a bit apprehensive following the suspension of flights from India however Delhi Capitals’ head coach Ricky Ponting mentioned it is a “small difficulty” when in comparison with the chaos triggered by the second wave of COVID-19 infections.
Australia on Tuesday suspended all direct passenger flights from India till 15 Could as a result of “very important” spike in COVID-19 circumstances in India.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison additionally made it clear that cricketers competing within the IPL should make their “personal preparations” to return house.
“There have been revelations that our authorities has made so far as Australians in India returning to Australia. Little question there have been few distractions, however the journey aspect for us and Australians who’re right here is just a small difficulty,” Ponting mentioned in a digital press convention after his aspect misplaced to Royal Challengers Bangalore by one run.
“On each day foundation, we’re interested by what’s occurring outdoors and we perceive how blessed we’re to be doing what we’re doing. Hopefully, there are a variety 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 them house after the occasion is over.
The BCCI has already assured that it’s going to make preparations for the return of the international gamers as soon as the match ends.
A second wave of COVID-19 pandemic has swept India and the nation is recording over 3 lakh each day circumstances for the previous few days, leaving the well being infrastructure in shambles.
Within the wake of the unprecedented 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 occurring outdoors and in India in the intervening time. Clearly, our hearts exit to each single person who’s battling 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 affects, we’re speaking about it greater than most groups are.”
On the one-run defeat to RCB, Ponting mentioned, “Our final recreation 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 have now to take our learnings.
“The crew is disillusioned but in addition proud how boys fought. We won’t overanalyse.”
DC will subsequent tackle Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Thursday.
New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson, who was purchased by RCB for 15 crores, mentioned he did not deal with the strain that comes with a excessive price ticket too nicely initially.
“I form of ignored it somewhat bit in my thoughts and thought it will be tremendous, and I attempted to concentrate on issues I may management…within the first couple of weeks going by means of the Australia collection we had been taking part in, I did not deal with the magnitude of the scenario as greatest I may,” he mentioned.
“It (the worth tag) definitely is not on my thoughts anymore. Yeah, the primary month, in all probability six weeks after the public sale had been powerful and I suppose I’ve learnt from that which is able to maintain me in good stead.”
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