The T20 World Cup 2021 Group 2 Super 12 match was played between India and New Zealand on 31 October in Dubai. New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets. After the match, India’s star pacer Jasprit Bumrah says bubble fatigue is a tough reality of the current times, you need a break.
In a post-match press conference Jasprit Bumrah said:
When asked about the short gap between the second leg of IPL and the T20 World Cup
“Absolutely, you need a break. 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 creeps in.”
“Staying away from family plays a role in players minds”- Bumrah
“You are doing the same thing again and again. It is the way it is and you cant control a lot of things over here. Sometimes you miss your family after being on the road for six 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 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 in the player’s minds. But the BCCI has also tried their best to make us feel comfortable.”
“Batters played a lot of attacking shots”- Jasprit Bumrah
“Batters wanted to give a cushion of 20 to 30 extra runs and in that process, they played a lot of attacking shots, which didn’t come off today. In the second innings, batting does get easier so they wanted to give that cushion to the bowlers and in that process played a lot of attacking shots.”
“Scoring 25 to 30 runs on a two-paced wicket was not very easy but that was the extra responsibility that you had to take. It’s difficult and that’s why everyone playing the evening game is choosing bowl first.”
“Some days would be good and some days bad. Don’t get too high on good days and neither too low on bad days. All of these things are part and parcel stay at the moment and analyse what went well and move forward.”
Virat Kohli at yesterday toss said six daybreak was helpful to cope up with fatigue and niggles. And at a post-match press conference, Virat admitted that Indian players had not shown proper body language and approach towards the match.
The difference between Skipper Virat Kohli and Pacer Jasprit Bumrah statement showed that communication has been a problem.