I was surprised to see Tye, Zampa, Richardson go home: Coulter-Nile
Mumbai Indians (MI) pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile has surprised to see his compatriots Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson go home leaving the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
He also said that he’s feeling safer in the bio-bubble at the moment than flying back home.
Tye, on Sunday, decided to fly back home after fearing getting “locked out of his own country”. And on Monday, Zampa and Richardson also departed for their country citing personal reasons.
“Everyone’s got their own opinions on it and different situations for them,” Coulter-Nile told cricket.com.au
“I was surprised to see AJ go home, and then Zamps and Richo, but when you speak to them, you definitely understand where they’re coming from,” he added.
“I spoke to Zamps a little while ago and he made a very compelling argument for going home. But for me, I feel like it’s safer for me to stay in the bubble than try and get home at the moment.
“…I feel like something’s got to give for getting home. I’m just going to wait and see how that plays out. Worst comes to worst, we’ll have to quarantine in Dubai for a couple of weeks before we can fly home. But I’m sure it will get sorted,” Coulter-Nile further explained.
Coulter-Nile, who is yet to feature for MI this season, has also expressed confidence about all the protocols and facilities that IPL management is producing. “We have a rapid response test in the morning ahead of another test later in the day, and then one at night as well. And that’s for everyone – players, staff, the people who do laundry, cleaners, everyone.
“In terms of testing, they are pretty onto it. I’m as confident (in the bubble) as you can be. All the protocols and measures are in place, I can’t think of anything more we could be doing,” he concluded.
However, Covid-19 situation in India has been getting worst day by day as they reported 352,991 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the fifth straight day of record peaks.