Life inside a bio-bubble is a challenging one, says Rohit
Rohit Sharma is in a bio-secure bubble currently, but the star opener is not unaware of the life outside it at a time when the country is grappling with the second wave attack of Covid-19.
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League starts on Friday with Rohit’s Mumbai Indians taking on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opener in Chennai.
Rohit, who is also the India vice-captain in the white-ball formats, realises how “lucky” they are to be playing cricket when millions are suffering the coronavirus-induced hardships.
“A lot of people are going through hard times, a lot of people are not able to work, not able to do what they like to. At least we are lucky that we are getting to do what we like,” Rohit said in a video, which was posted by Mumbai Indians on Twitter.
Life inside a bio-bubble has been described as a challenging one, but Rohit finds it sensible to adjust to its requirements.
“At least I am happy playing cricket, which is what I love at the end of the day. If we have to adjust, we have to adjust. And try and see how you can get the best out of, you know, this bubble life as well,” he said.
While highlighting the takeaways of a bubble life, Rohit looked back at the last few months, starting from the last year’s IPL in the UAE.
“For me it was a little tough because I was injured during the IPL and I had to go back and get my hamstring sorted. So it wasn’t easy and then we had a very challenging tour of Australia after that and I missed quite a bit of it.
“We have had some good times in the bubble, especially during the IPL in the UAE we had some solid memories that we created.
“Plus the bubble life in Australia and now in India, when we played against England… It was good, we got to know a lot of players who usually don’t come out of their rooms.
“So we had the team room where we used to and chill and talk about a lot of stuff which was nice, which is something I feel has changed from the previous year. It’s nice to have the company around and have that bonding going,” he said.
Rohit believes the country’s remarkable recent success against strong teams such as England and Australia will give Indian cricket a lot of confidence going ahead.
🗣️ "It's nice to have that company around and have that bonding going."— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 8, 2021
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