Bangladesh left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman has described life in a bio-secure bubble as ‘tiring’, adding that staying under restrictions is becoming increasingly difficult for cricketers.
Mustafizur Rahman, who represented Rajasthan Royals during the recently suspended season of the Indian Premier League, is currently isolating after returning home alongside all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in a private jet hired by the franchise.
“It is very tiring (living continuously in the bio-bubble) and it is getting difficult day-by-day. Hotel room and venue… how long can you enjoy the same routine? It is all the same (COVID-19 protocols), whether it is international cricket or IPL and it is difficult for everyone,” Mustafizur Rahman told Cricbuzz.
During the conversation, Mustafizur Rahman also recounted the instance when one of the players from an IPL franchise returned positive for the Wuhan virus.
He revealed that one of the players was tested positive, he and his fellow players were locked up in a single room for nearly 5-6 days.
“But there is nothing I can do. I was in a bio-secure bubble in India and I’m now doing quarantine here. We have not travelled like other passengers. After a member of one team was found positive, we were locked in one room for nearly five to six days. We later came in the plane that was rented for us.” he added.
Following the completion of the ongoing quarantine, Mustafizur Rahman will enter another bio-bubble alongside his fellow Bangladeshi teammates ahead of the ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting May 23.