The pandemic might have slowed down the world but Tim Seifert is an exception. The New Zealand star was in isolation, took an international flight before proposing to his partner in the space of just 24 hours. In fact, Tim Seifert has been a very busy man from the last couple of months.
The wicketkeeper-batsman has played in two T20 leagues, before returning home earlier this month to link up with the national side ahead of busy home summer. He plied his trade in the Caribbean Premier League for the Trinbago Knight Riders in August and September.
It was immediately followed by a stint with the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League which concluded earlier this month. Tim Seifert is now very much likely to be in New Zealand’s playing eleven for the first T20I against the West Indies at Eden Park on Friday.
Amid all these, he managed to find time to propose to his partner – and now fiancée – Morgan. And he recently revealed how he managed to create a window for himself to propose to his partner.
“Found out that KKR [Kolkata Knight Riders] were interested in me to go to the IPL [with] about three days left in my New Zealand isolation,” Tim Seifert was quoted as saying by NZ Herald.
“Got out at Wednesday at midday, then Thursday the next day at 5 o’clock I had a flight out to Dubai. Had about 20 hours at home, dropped the knee to my girlfriend which was quite exciting, but then it was straight on a plane away to the IPL.
“[The proposal] made my life a little bit easier, with being away. It was fantastic; I had a plan to do it after I came back from the CPL isolation. Obviously things have changed since then with getting the call-up to KKR. I thought it would be a great opportunity to do it in those 20 hours, and it’s actually amazing what you can do in 20 hours when you put your mind to it,” he added.
The right-handed batsman is currently in his last week of quarantine in Christchurch after returning from IPL. He is gearing up to play his first international match since the appearance in the T20I series against India in February this year.