With England cricketers facing the possibility of being without their families amid Ashes, former captain Nasser Hussain expressed his concern for them. England’s Ashes series begins from the 8th of December in Australia, where they have to play five Tests. Nasser Hussain believes that the possibility of spending four months away from families spells a nightmare-like situation for the English players.
There is uncertainty looming over whether the England cricketers would be allowed to take their families. Their all-format cricketers could face an even longer time from their families, with the tour of Bangladesh and Pakistan looming, followed by the T20 World Cup in the UAE. Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen supported the players’ moves if any skips the Ashes series, claiming that families come before.
Nasser Hussain threw his weight behind the players, saying that he would fully support them as they have already spent enough time away from their families. The Chennai-born cricketer sympathized with the English cricketers for spending weeks away from their families, quarantining in their hotels.
“I would fully, fully support the England players. They have spent enough time in bubbles, enough time away from families. A lot of those cricketers have young families that they spend weeks away from in hotels and quarantined. I have a lot of sympathy with them,” Hussain told Talk Sport.
You play your best cricket when you are happy away from cricket: Nasser Hussain
Nasser Hussain further stated that players be at their best when they are with their families instead of missing their wives and children. The 53-year old believes England have been the hardest hit of all the cricketers, spending the maximum on the road.
“You play your best cricket when you are happy away from cricket. Not when you’re locked in a hotel room missing your wife and family. It’s not an easy situation, it’s a nightmare situation. England have been hardest hit because of the amount of time they’ve been on the road,” he added.