'We have been on the road for six months and need a break' - Jasprit Bumrah highlights bio-bubble fatigue for Indian team
Jasprit Bumrah also said that the cricketers are going through a difficult time, and with the Covid-19 pandemic going on, bio bubble fatigue also sets in.
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Jasprit Bumrah feels that the Indian cricket team is facing bio bubble fatigue, as the team has been on the road for 6 consecutive months. Bumrah also added that staying in a bio bubble for a long time away from the family impacts the players as well.
Bumrah further said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also tried their best to make things comfortable for the players as well. The right-arm pacer also said that the cricketers are going through a difficult time, and with the Covid-19 pandemic going on, bio bubble fatigue also sets in.
“Absolutely, sometimes you need a break. You miss your family. You’ve been on the road for six months. Obviously staying in a bubble and staying away from your family for such a long period of time does play a role. The BCCI also tried their best to make us feel comfortable … It’s a difficult time. There’s a pandemic going on, so we try to adapt but sometimes bubble fatigue, mental fatigue also creeps in,” said Bumrah.
New Zealand decimate India by 8 wickets
The Indian side suffered their second loss of the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup after Kane Williamson’s New Zealand side thrashed the ‘Men in Blue’ with 8 wickets to spare on 31st October 2021. Batting first, India struggled their way to a meager total of 110/7 in their allotted 20 overs. While Trent Boult scalped 3 wickets, Ish Sodhi chipped in with a couple of scalps as well.
In reply, the New Zealand batsmen hammered the Indian bowling attack and romped home with ease. Daryl Mitchell scored a superb 49 at the top of the order, while skipper Kane Williamson kept a cool head and helped himself to 33* off 31 balls. Jasprit Bumrah picked up both wickets that fell for the Kiwis.
The Indian cricket team will next be seen in action on 3rd November 2021 against the Afghanistan cricket team. This match will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.