Australian gamers is perhaps a bit apprehensive following the suspension of flights from India however Delhi Capitals’ head coach Ricky Ponting mentioned it is a “small problem” when in comparison with the chaos triggered by the second wave of COVID-19 infections. Australia on Tuesday suspended all direct passenger flights from India till Could 15 because of the “very important” spike in COVID-19 circumstances in India.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison additionally made it clear that cricketers competing within the IPL must make their “personal preparations” to return dwelling.
“There have been revelations that our authorities has made so far as Australians in India returning to Australia. Little doubt there have been few distractions, however the journey aspect for us and Australians who’re right here is barely a small problem,” Ponting mentioned in a digital press convention after his aspect misplaced to Royal Challengers Bangalore by one run.
“On day by day foundation, we’re enthusiastic about what’s occurring outdoors and we perceive how blessed we’re to be doing what we’re doing. Hopefully, there are a selection of individuals in India who bought enjoyment by watching IPL cricket.”
Three Australian gamers have exited the match amid the escalating well being disaster, whereas Mumbai Indians batsman Chris Lynn requested Cricket Australia to rearrange for a chartered flight to take them dwelling after the occasion is over.
The BCCI has already assured that it’ll make preparations for the return of the international gamers as soon as the match ends.
A second wave of COVID-19 pandemic has swept India and the nation is recording over 3 lakh day by day circumstances for the previous few days, leaving the well being infrastructure in shambles.
Within the wake of the unprecedent well being disaster, India and DC spinner Ravichandran Ashwin determined to take a break from the match to be along with his household.
“It’s a actually unusual feeling amongst our workforce proper now. We’re very conscious of what is occurring outdoors and in India in the meanwhile. Clearly, our hearts exit to each single person who’s combating COVID-19 within the Indian society,” Ponting mentioned.
“We’ve got had our one participant go away as nicely, Ravichandran Ashwin left to be along with his household so that has effects on, we’re speaking about it greater than most groups are.”
On the one-run defeat to RCB, Ponting mentioned, “Our final sport went to a Tremendous Over and towards RCB, we misplaced by one run. That may solely maintain you in good stead when the larger comes on the backend. We’ve got bought three video games in 4 days, we now have to take our learnings.
“The workforce is disillusioned but in addition proud how boys fought. We is not going to overanalyse.”
DC will subsequent tackle Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Ahmedabad on Thursday.