I felt I was in jail during the opening three days of quarantine: Mehidy Hasan

I felt I was in jail during the opening three days of quarantine: Mehidy Hasan

It doesn't feel good to be in a room all day stated Mehidy Hasan.

Mehidy Hasan
Mehidy Hasan. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Ever since the inception of the COVID-19 outbreak in the world, quarantine has become the strict and mandatory part of any cricketing schedule. The strict bio-bubbles have also been known to take a toll on player’s health, and a similar thing happened with Bangladesh off-spinner Mehidy Hasan, who is currently in New Zealand for the limited-overs series game. The Bangladesh squad, along with coaches are under mandatory quarantine of 14 days in Christchurch Chateau on the park Government Quarantine Center.

In the same light, Hasan stated that the first three days of quarantine felt like living in jail to him. As per the COVID-19 guidelines, the Bangladesh contingent was asked to remain inside rooms for the first three days, while from the fourth day, they got permission to walk in the nearby premises at a safe distance from others.

“The first three days, we were in the room. Then everyone got a chance to go out for half an hour. My head was spinning a little when I first went out yesterday. Then after 10-15 minutes, it became normal. I felt I was in jail during the opening three days, and it was frustrating,” said Mehidy Hssan as quoted by Cricbuzz.

It doesn’t feel good to be in a room all day: Mehidy Hasan

“But when I came out and got adjusted to the weather, it felt a little better. When I returned to the room, I felt a little fresh. It doesn’t feel good to be in a room all day. It’s actually a little uncomfortable for us to spend three or four days in a room in the same way, and so when we got the chance to go outside for thirty minutes, it felt good,” he added.

The Bangladesh cricketers are under a quarantine period where they can begin their outdoor practice session after seven days and will have to practice in a group of five. The entire squad will be allowed to practice together only once the whole 14 days of quarantine get over. The first round of COVID-19 testing is done where all the visitors tested negative, and it will be followed by two more rounds of testing.