Staying in a bubble and away from family impacts players – Bumrah after India’s defeat against NZ

Jasprit Bumrah said living in a bio-bubble is not easy and the fatigue is bound to impact the players. Jasprit Bumrah’s comments came after India were thumped by New Zealand in their second ICC T20 World Cup match.

Bumrah highlighted that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is taking good care of the national cricketers but it becomes tough for the players to manage workload while staying away from the family members.

“Absolutely, you need a break,” Bumrah said when asked about the short turnaround period between the second half of IPL 2021 and the T20 World Cup in the UAE leading to bio-bubble fatigue for players.

“Sometimes you miss your family after being on the road for 6 months. All of that sometimes plays on the back of your mind. But when you are on the field, you don’t think about all of those things. You don’t control all of those things the scheduling and all and what tournament is played when.”

“Obviously, staying in a bubble and staying away from your family for such a long time does play a role on the players’ minds. But the BCCI has also tried their best to make us feel comfortable.

“But this is the reality of the times we are living in, it’s difficult, it’s a pandemic and we are staying in bubbles. We try to adapt but bubble fatigue and mental fatigue also creeps in. You are doing the same thing again and again. It is the way it is, and you can’t control a lot of things over here,” he added.

Indian players have been placed under restrictions since they left for England to play the World Test Championship final against New Zealand.