Cricketers have not been happy about the bio-bubble. Some have labelled it boring while some have stated that it is taking a mental toll on them. New Zealand premier pacer Trent Boult stated that being constantly away from family for a longer period and living in quarantine and bio-bubble even though the series at home is a big sacrifice.
Trent Boult has been in bio-bubble for over three months in the UAE when he was playing for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Soon after his return to New Zealand, he was sent to a hotel to quarantine for 14-days and is currently, living in a bio-bubble to feature in the upcoming West Indies series.
Being away from his family for over four months, the speedster states that following the new norm is surely tough for him. As pandemic is still on and series being line up in the future, Boult added that he might have to live nine to ten months away from home.
“Yeah, I think it’s going to be a tough one to forecast. Having experienced three and a half months away from my young family,” Trent Boult told ESPNCricinfo.
“I have two young boys and a wife back home whom I haven’t seen – so you can imagine it’s a big sacrifice to just pack up and leave for a quarter of the year and looking at potential tours next year, there’s potential to be away for nine to ten months.
“I can’t speak for everyone but it’s definitely going to play a big role in the game.”
Trent Boult, however, feels brilliant to be back in the field:
Boult termed the current situation of the world ‘almost surreal’ but did add that it was a brilliant feeling to be back out on the field and offer the world something to watch.
“Having to come back to New Zealand you have to spend two weeks in a hotel before you can even be let out. It’s crazy what the world is facing at the moment, it’s almost surreal, and it’s going to be a hard one to say what guys are feeling and what they’re able to do.
“Speaking from playing in the IPL I’ve just been to, it’s brilliant to be back out on the field and offer something for everyone to watch and it was closely followed all around the world,” Trent Boult said.
Meanwhile, the West Indies tour of New Zealand begins on November 26 with the T20I series and will be followed by the Test series.