Trent Boult Talks About The Sacrifices And Challenges For A Cricketer In The Covid-19 Era

Trent Boult Talks About The Sacrifices And Challenges For A Cricketer In The COVID-19 Era

Trent Boult, New Zealand vs India 2020, Mayank Agarwal
Trent Boult (Credits: Twitter)

New Zealand pacer, Trent Boult has shared his views about living a life in the bio-secure bubbles from his experience in the past three months. He believes that the quarantine rules and bio-bubble protocols will have a big impact on the players and administration to plan the future.

Boult was part of the IPL where he played for the Mumbai Indians. He picked 25 wickets at an economy of 7.97. Boult was also the Man of the Match in the IPL final for his figures of 3/30 where he rocked the Delhi Capitals top order with the new ball.

Rohit Sharma, Trent Boult
Rohit Sharma, Trent Boult (Credits: Twitter)

New Zealand will host West Indies for 3 T20Is starting 27th November, and 2-match Test series starting 3rd December followed by the same number of matches against Pakistan. The Black Caps will then invite Australia and Bangladesh.

Regular captain, Kane Williamson, and spearhead seamer, Trent Boult are rested for the T20Is against West Indies and will return for the Test series. After staying in the bio-bubble in UAE for a couple of months, Williamson and Boult returned to New Zealand where they are currently in the mandatory 14-day isolation period.

Trent Boult
Trent Boult (Credits: IPL)

Haven’t seen my wife and both the kids in months: Trent Boult

Trent Boult opines that the bio-bubble protocols are going to play a huge part in the organization of international cricket. Boult said that he has to spend two weeks in quarantine in a hotel after coming back to New Zealand from the IPL. He says that it is unusual what the world is facing in the covid-era.

As quoted by ESPNCricinfo, Trent Boult said, “I can’t speak for everyone but it’s definitely going to play a big role in the game. Having to come back to New Zealand you have to spend two weeks in a hotel before you can even be let out. It’s crazy what the world is facing at the moment, it’s almost surreal.”

Trent Boult
Trent Boult (Credits: Getty Images)

Talking about his time away from the family, the pacer finds it difficult to comprehend what is going to happen ahead. The 31-year-old says that he hasn’t seen his wife and two kids for a long time, and it is a big sacrifice the players have to make in having to stay away from their families.

Looking at a busy schedule in the upcoming 12 months – with a T20 World Cup and several bilateral series – the left-arm seamer understands that he has to stay away from his family for a long time- maybe for even 9-10 months.

“Yeah, I think it’s going to be a tough one to forecast. Having experienced three and a half months away from my young family. I have two young boys and a wife back home whom I haven’t seen – so you can imagine it’s a big sacrifice to just pack up and leave for a quarter of the year and looking at potential tours next year, there’s potential to be away for nine to ten months,” the pacer said.

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