'It's like luxury prisons that you are in' - Kagiso Rabada on staying in bio-bubble

‘It’s like luxury prisons that you are in’ – Kagiso Rabada on staying in bio-bubble

Kagiso Rabada walked away with the Purple Cap after shining in IPL 2020

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada. (Photo Source: Red Bull)

South Africa’s star pacer Kagiso Rabada is gearing up with his team to face England for the three-match T20I series. Rabada revealed the details of living in a bio-secure bubble and also talked about how the South Africa team is training in a set of two groups to avoid any chance of COVID-19 infection. Their T20 series against the English team will kick off on November 27, and the practice sessions of the same are on inside bio-bubble.

Two members of the Proteas team tested positive for COVID-19 when the whole squad assembled last week. They have been isolated, and two more have been separated as they were in close contact with one of the infected members. Rabada has stated that it’s quite bizarre that we have to train in two groups. It is not that people are infected, but extra measures are being taken up to ensure the safety of all the players.

“It’s been quite bizarre. We have to train in groups -– a group of non-contacts and a group of close contacts. It doesn’t mean anyone is positive, but we have to take that extra precaution,” said Rabada in an online press conference as quoted by News 18.

Rabada did not open on how many members are training in each group but stated that they have to be extra cautious. Planned intra-squad matches have been cancelled in light of some infections in the group, which were scheduled for Saturday and Monday. The 25-year-old bowler also informed that more COVID tests will take place soon in their squad.

The team is doing well at sticking to strict rules: Kagiso Rabada

Despite unusual circumstances, the training is going smoothly, and the team is excited ahead of their first T20I against England at Newlands on Friday. “The team is doing well at sticking to strict rules,” he added. Rabada was the proud owner of the purple cap in the recently concluded season of the Indian Premier League. It was also held inside the bio-secure bubble with strict health protocols in place.

“It’s like luxury prisons that you are in, but at the end of the day, you have to remind yourself that you are fortunate,” concluded Rabada.