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IPL 2021: DC coach Ricky Ponting says travelling home ‘small issue’ as compared to situation outside bio-bubble

Australian gamers may be a bit apprehensive following the suspension of flights from India however Delhi Capitals’ head coach Ricky Ponting stated it’s a ‘small issue’ when compared to the chaos triggered by the second wave of COVID-19 infections in India. Australia on Tuesday (April 27) suspended all direct passenger flights from India till May 15 due to the ‘very significant’ spike in COVID-19 circumstances in India.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison additionally made it clear that cricketers competing within the IPL may have to make their ‘own arrangements to return home. “There have been revelations that our government has made as far as Australians in India returning to Australia. No doubt there have been few distractions, but the travel side for us and Australians who are here is only a small issue,” Ponting stated in a digital press convention after his facet misplaced to Royal Challengers Bangalore by one run.

“On a daily basis, we are thinking about what’s happening outside and we understand how blessed we are to be doing what we are doing. Hopefully, there are a number of people in India who got enjoyment by watching IPL cricket.”

Three Australian gamers have exited the match amid the escalating well-beingwell beingdisasterwhereas Mumbai Indians batsman Chris Lynn requested Cricket Australia to organize for a chartered flight to take them home after the occasion is over. The BCCI has already assured that it’ll make preparations for the return of the overseas gamers as soon as the match ends.

The second wave of COVID-19 pandemic has swept India and the nation is recording over 3 lakh everyday circumstances for the previous few days, leaving the well-being infrastructure in shambles. In the wake of the unprecedented well-being disaster, India and DC spinner Ravichandran Ashwin determined to take a break from the match to be along with his household.

“It is a really strange feeling amongst our team right now. We are very aware of what’s happening outside and in India at the moment. Obviously, our hearts go out to every single person that’s struggling with COVID-19 in the Indian society,” Ponting stated.

“We have had our one player leave as well, Ravichandran Ashwin left to be with his family so that is affecting, we are talking about it more than most teams are.”

On the one-run defeat to RCB, Ponting said, “Our last game went to a Super Over and against RCB, we lost by one run. That can only hold you in good stead when the bigger comes at the backend. We have got three games in four days, we have to take our learnings. The team is disappointed but also proud of how the boys fought. We will not overanalyze.”

DC will subsequently tackle Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Ahmedabad on Thursday. New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson, who was purchased by RCB for Rs 15 crore, stated he did not deal with the strain that comes with an excessive price ticket too effectively initially.

“I kind of ignored it a little bit in my mind and thought it would be fine, and I tried to focus on things I could control…In the first couple of weeks going through the Australia series we were playing, I didn’t handle the magnitude of the situation as best I could,” he stated.

“It (the price tag) certainly isn’t on my mind anymore. Yeah, the first month, probably six weeks after the auction was tough and I guess I have learned from that which will hold me in good stead.”



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