South African pacer Kagiso Rabada opened up about how challenging it is to stay under the bio-secure bubble for the entire team. The pacer has even compared the life under the bio-secure environment is no less than that of a luxury prison.
Rabada returned from the UAE just after the conclusion of the Indian Premier League. He was a part of the Delhi Capitals franchise that lost the finals against the Mumbai Indians. The 25-year-old said he spent a almost three months in UAE because of the tournament.
“It can be quite tough. You can’t interact. You’ve basically lost your freedom. It’s almost like luxury prisons we are in. But we have to remind ourselves that we are fortunate. People have lost their jobs, people are struggling at the moment, so we must be grateful for the opportunity we have been given to make some money and to do what we love,” Rabada told ESPN Cricinfo.
“And we don’t get treated too badly. We stay in great hotels. We get the best food. It’s like a spoilt kid not getting what they want at the candy store. It can be quite tough because you are surrounded by four walls the whole time and that can be a factor mentally. But just remind yourself of all the good things that are happening and once we start playing, it will take away from the desolate times,” he added.
South Africa is slated to host England for three T20Is and as many ODIs starting November 27 in Cape Town. It will mark the return of international cricket in the country post the coronavirus pandemic.