Veteran Australian all-rounder Dan Christian revealed that he accepted to quarantine voluntarily after being named in the national squad for the upcoming tours of Bangladesh and West Indies. Christian was playing the Vitality Blast in England when he got a call from the selectors regarding his inclusion. He is included in the 18-member squad with two reserve players for West Indies and Bangladesh tour.
Meanwhile, choosing to voluntarily accept the offer from the selectors was not tough for Dan Christian who at 38 is still open to playing international cricket for Australia. A globetrotter in the T20 format, Christian chose country over club when it’s the opposite with many players in recent times.
Dan Christian Accepts Voluntary Quarantine To Be Part of Australia Squad
He spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald after his inclusion in the Australian squad for the upcoming tour. Meanwhile before joining the squad, Christian will need to undergo a hard quarantine for 14 days.
“The selectors gave the option of whether I wanted to go on this tour, knowing I have to come home and quarantine, then be out of quarantine for three days and go again. They said, ‘We understand if you don’t want to do that, if you want to stay in England’. I wouldn’t have been home until after quarantine in mid-October ” said Christian.
The Australian all-rounder said that the choice was not difficult as he still dreams of playing international cricket for his country and he is aware that at 38, he might not get another opportunity.
“It wasn’t a hard decision because you’re not going to knock back an opportunity to play for Australia at 38 but it was hard leaving Notts during my seventh season there. Now I’m probably going to have to do three quarantines in three months, and four in five” said Dan Christian.
Meanwhile, as many as seven Australian international stars pulled out from the upcoming tour. With the T20 World Cup in four months, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson and Kane Richardson have all confirmed their withdrawal from Australia tour to the Caribbean and Bangladesh.