Ravi Shastri highlighted the impacts of bio-bubble life following India’s exit from the ICC T20 World Cup.
Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar’s tenures ended with the Men in Blue after India’s last match against Namibia.
Shastri said that even Don Bradman would have struggled to score runs in a bio-bubble life. Top Indian players have been in bio-bubbles since the start of the World Test Championship final in England.
“The team has been in a bubble for the last 6 months. I am mentally drained but these players are mentally and physically drained. We would have ideally liked a bigger gap between the IPL and the T20 World Cup,” Shastri said during a virtual presser.
“When you are six months in the bubble, there are lots of players in this team who are all-format players. In the last 24 months, they have been home for 25 days. I do not care who you are, if you`re name is Bradman and you are in a bubble, your average will come down because you are human. It is not something you put petrol in the backside and expect the guy to move on,” Shastri further said
“It does not happen that way. These are tough times, in life, it is not what you accomplish, it is what you overcome and this is what this team has shown. They have shown the drive to hang in there. No complaints but sooner or later the bubble will burst, so you have to be careful,” he added.