Australian pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile understands why a few of his compatriots determined to depart residence halfway from the IPL 2021 however he feels safer being a part of the Mumbai Indians‘ bio-bubble as India battles a lethal second wave of COVID-19 infections. Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Andrew Tye has left for Perth fearing that he may be “locked out” of his own country within the wake of a COVID-19 surge. Soon after, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa also pulled out citing personal reasons.
However, Coulter-Nile was shocked when he bought to know in regards to the three of them leaving. He has a Rs 5 crore contract with MI.
“Everyone’s got their own opinions on it and different situations for them,” Coulter-Nile informed cricket.com.au.
“I was surprised to see AJ go home, and then Zamps and Richo, but when you speak to them, you definitely understand where they’re coming from.
“I spoke to Zamps a short time in the past and he made a really compelling argument for going residence. But for me, I really feel prefer it’s safer for me to remain within the bubble than try to get residence in the meanwhile.”
Top Australian stars like David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins and Steve Smith are part of the IPL.
Getting out of India is becoming tougher by the day with some countries, including UK and New Zealand, imposing travel bans from the country and Australia contemplating on the same.
“…I really feel like one thing’s bought to present for getting residence. I’m simply going to attend and see how that performs out.
“Worst comes to worst, we’ll have to quarantine in Dubai for a couple of weeks before we can fly home. But I’m sure it will get sorted,” stated Coulter-Nile.
The Australian, who’s being examined thrice in a day, stated he has religion within the bio-bubble created for the IPL.
“We have a rapid response test in the morning ahead of another test later in the day, and then one at night as well. And that’s for everyone – players, staff, the people who do laundry, cleaners, everyone.
“In phrases of testing, they’re fairly onto it. I’m as assured (within the bubble) as you could be. All the protocols and measures are in place, I am unable to consider something extra we could possibly be doing.
“As long as everyone follows them – that’s the hardest bit, there’s a lot of moving parts – but if everyone does the right thing, we should be fine,” he added.
India has been reporting greater than three lakhs case for the previous few days.
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