Jaydev Unadkat : Andrew Tye Opted Out Of IPL 2021 After Feeling Something Amiss
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Andrew Tye Opted Out Of IPL 2021 After Feeling Something Amiss, Says Jaydev Unadkat

Jaydev Unadkat Pic: IPLT20.COM
Jaydev Unadkat Pic: IPLT20.COM

Jaydev Unadkat said that the Australian fast bowler Andrew Tye must have opted out of the tournament and flown back home after feeling something. He added that RR takes the decisions of players in a positive way.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat has said that foreign players leaving the team bio-bubble and flying back home amid the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have not spread any kind of negativity in the camp.

Jaydev Unadkat | IANS
Jaydev Unadkat | IANS

Jaydev Unadkat: Andre Tye Must Have Felt Something In His Mind

Reacting to Andrew Tye’s decision to leave the tournament midway, Jaydev Unadkat in an exclusive interview with Sports Today said that the Australian must have felt something before taking the call and that RR as a franchise is very supportive in such situations.

Notably, England batsman Liam Livingstone also left citing bio-bubble fatigue as the reason. Also, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer, two of the most important pillars of the RR setup have been ruled out for the entire tournament due to their respective injuries.

“If an Andrew Tye decides to go home he must have felt something in his mind and it’s right on his part, people are supposed to feel a lot of things, people are supposed to be anxious sometimes, and mind you it’s not easy to be in a bubble especially when you are alone and your family is out there back home.

“If an individual is capable enough and the mindset is right, the franchise is doing everything it can, to be honest. I must tell that management has given us to talk about any matter.”

RR's Aussie pacer Andrew Tye decided to leave midway from the IPL as he feared getting 'locked out' of his own country in the wake of a Covid-19 surge in India (Photo: Cricketcomau Twitter)
RR’s Aussie pacer Andrew Tye decided to leave midway from the IPL as he feared getting ‘locked out’ of his own country in the wake of a Covid-19 surge in India (Photo: Cricketcomau Twitter)

“The atmosphere is positive, I don’t see a lot of negativity being spread around. We are expected to perform there on the ground so negativity doesn’t help that. We are getting to play the game which is in itself a blessing at the moment for all the first-class cricketers and players who are actually waiting to play cricket,” Jaydev Unadkat told Sports Today.

Andrew Tye is the 4th overseas player in the RR camp who has been ruled out. Andrew Tye, who had first joined RR in 2020, wasn’t a regular for RR but was one of the overseas options that RR could have considered.

The Purple Cap winner of IPL 2018, Andrew Tye only played 6 matches for Punjab Kings(then KXIP) in 2019. He moved to RR at his base price of Rs 1 crore. He only played one match in IPL 2020 in UAE. He went for 50 runs and scalped one wicket in the fixture and despite that fact, he was retained by the franchise.

Jaydev Unadkat: Rajasthan Royals Players Talking With Each Other In Practice Sessions More

The players in bio-bubble can not talk and mingle with anyone on the outside. Players going out together for a dinner is a thing of the past now. Rajasthan players for the same reason talk to each other a lot more, even during the practice sessions.

“To be honest we are actually coming together really well, we are bonding really well because being in a bubble we are not supposed to talk to anyone or meet anyone from outside the team. So team room visits are lot more frequent, we guys talk a lot more in the practice session as well and talking about our camp the atmosphere is still very positive, everyone takes each other’s decision positively,” Jaydev Unadkat added.

Sanju Samson Deepak Malik/SPORTZPICS
Sanju Samson Deepak Malik/SPORTZPICS

Rajasthan Royals after 2 wins in 5 matches are placed seventh on the 8-team points table. Sanju Samson’s team will play Mumbai Indians (MI) on Thursday. Rajasthan Royals have scored 171/4  with Jos Buttler scoring 41 and Sanju Samson scoring 42 apart from notable contributions from Yashasvi Jaiswal-32 and Shivam Dube-35.