IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals’ Pacer Trent Boult Speaks About ‘Tragic’ Christchurch Attack
New Zealand speedster Trent Boult revealed his countrymen are still recovering following the massacre inside two mosques. The terror attack has left 50 dead and over dozens injured on 15 March, 2019. Also, the Christchurch attack further saw cricketing fraternity expressing sympathy. Meanwhile, Boult is partaking in the IPL 2019 while representing Delhi Capitals (DC).
The left-arm pacer Boult has featured against Mumbai Indians (MI) on March 24 at the Wankhede Stadium. He conceded 42 runs to pick a lone wicket of Krunal Pandya.
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During an attack, the 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant has streamed the video live which subsequently left many fuming.
While speaking on the sidelines of a promotional event for revamped Capitals, Boult said he’s happy that Bangladesh players returned home unhurt.
However, he revealed that he couldn’t contact the Tigers’ players following the despicable attack in Christchurch.
“Unfortunately, they left for home next day itself. And I didn’t get an opportunity to speak to them. But I am glad that they were safe and returned home safely,” PTI quoted Boult as saying.
Unfortunately, the incident unfolded when Bangladesh was in the middle of the Test series.
Following the gory attack, the authorities had to called-off the third and final Test in Christchurch.
Boult revealed his New Zealand countrymen had faced a tough time. He added it will take some time to come to terms.
“It was an emotional week for all of us in New Zealand. It was tragic and people are still coming to terms with the terror attack. Also, It will take some time,” Boult said.
Also, Boult who’s the part of Capitals core is solely focused on the IPL. He’s keen to deliver for his team while adding the new-look Capitals is in good stead.
“Right now, my focus is to do well for Delhi in the IPL. I am not thinking too much about the workload and focussing on the present. The team (Capitals) is in good shape and happy space,” Boult said.
The 29-year-old Rotorua-born Boult has featured in a solitary game so far for Shreyas Iyer-led Capitals.
Meanwhile, Boult is also the part of Kiwis World Cup campaign which is slated for May 30 in the United Kingdom (UK).
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On the other side, his bowling partner Kagiso Rabada at Capitals has made it clear that he’s taking a game each. Also, Rabada revealed he’s feeling stiff.
“But I have decided to take one match at a time. I haven’t had any discussions with the (Delhi Capitals) team management but if I feel stiffness or soreness, I will definitely take precaution. It will be an individual call,” Rabada said.
Interestingly, in his diplomatic response regarding the ‘Mankading’ incident, Boult said it’s about the rules and it get’s ‘interesting’ too.
“It’s there in the rules and that’s what matters. It’s interesting though,” Boult added.
Meanwhile, the Mankading episode didn’t sit well with Ravichandran Ashwin after running out Jos Buttler at Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
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