Off-spin all-rounder Washington Sundar showcased his batting talent to the hilt during the opportunities he got in Test cricket this past winter against Australia and England.
Thanks to his brilliant performances, Washington Sundar has retained his spot in the Test squad and he is all set to travel to the United Kingdom for the World Test Championship final and the succeeding five-match series against England.
Sunday, just like his fellow teammates, was isolated at home as mandated by the BCCI since he returned from the IPL and he will now enter the bubble set-up by the board in a Mumbai hotel from May 19.
And, so to ensure that his son stays safe, Washington Sundar’s father made a supreme sacrifice by shifting into another house.
Unlike his mother and sister, Sundar’s father has to step out of his house for work and so to ensure that his son doesn’t get exposed to the risk of contracting the virus, his old man decided to stay in another house.
“Since Washington returned home from the IPL, I have been staying in another house. My wife and daughter are staying with Washington since they don’t step out of the house. I am only seeing him on video calls. I am having to go to office a few days in a week. I don’t want him to contract Covid because of me,” Washington Sundar’s father told the Indian Express.
The BCCI has made it clear that players will have to ensure that they return three consecutive negative RT-PCR tests for them to be eligible to board the flight for the United Kingdom.
And, with Washington Sundar harboring a lifelong dream of playing a Test match at the ‘Home of Cricket’ Lord’s, his father doesn’t want anything to come in way of his son and his dream.
”He has always wanted to play at Lord’s and at other venues in England. It has been a long-standing aim of his. He doesn’t want to miss out on this tour at any cost,” he said.