AUS Vs WI: Australia’s troubles seem to be increasing before leaving for the West Indies tour. According to the Australian media, seven veteran players of the team are not willing to tour the West Indies. Due to the problems in the bio bubble, 7 veteran players selected in the team of 23 members want to withdraw their names from the tour. Australia’s star spinner Ashton Agar, however, has not described this move of the players as a surprise.
These seven players include Pat Cummins, David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson and Jhye Richardson. These players have been in the bio bubble for various tournaments over the past several months.
<p style="text-align: justify;"Egger believes that it is not easy to understand the mental impact on the players in the bio bubble. Egger said, "These players have been out for a long time and until you put yourself in their place, you can't understand the mental impact it has. It is not surprising, because in view of the impact on the mental health of the players during the pandemic, it is advisable to take rest from the game."
Bio bubble needs a break
Agar, who has played four Tests, 14 ODIs and 32 T20 Internationals for Australia, said that this needs to be considered as players are constantly touring and living in a bio bubble.
Egger added, "At that time he was well taken care of, but for the longevity of his career and his health, we need to take care of him. And sometimes they have to take a break, and that’s what’s happening. These people have been out for a very long time and until you really see yourself with them, it will be hard to imagine how much of a mental impact this has on you."
<p style="text-align: justify;"Let us tell you that even after the IPL, players like Cummins, Smith, Warner and Maxwell took about a month to reach home. The strict protocol implemented due to Corona virus has increased the difficulties of the players.
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