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Star India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has said that the players try to adapt to the bio-bubble conditions, but the bubble fatigue and mental fatigue creep into players’ minds.

India has faced two consecutive defeats in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. The first one came against Pakistan by 10 wickets in the tournament opener and the second defeat came against New Zealand by 8 wickets on Sunday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: Twitter)

In the post-match press conference, Bumrah was asked about the short gap between the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 and ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, to which he replied, “Absolutely, you need a break. But this is the reality of the times we live in; it’s difficult, a pandemic, and we are staying in bubbles. We try to adapt, but bubble fatigue and mental fatigue also creeps in.”

“You are doing the same thing again and again. It is the way it is, and you can’t control a lot of things over here,” he added.

Sometimes You Miss, Your Family After Being On The Road For Six Months – Jasprit Bumrah

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Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: Twitter)

The star speedster Jasprit Bumrah further added that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has tried their best to make players feel comfortable. However, staying away from family for a long period of time is a tough thing to do.

Sometimes you miss your family after being on the road for SIX months. All of that sometimes plays on the back of your mind. But when you are on the field, you don’t think about all of those things.

“You don’t control all of those things: the scheduling and all and what tournament is played when.

Obviously, staying in a bubble and staying away from your family for such a long time does play a role on the players’ minds. But the BCCI has also tried their best to make us feel comfortable,” Bumrah maintained.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: Twitter)

Notably, India have been in bio-bubbles for a very long time now. They travelled to England for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand and the subsequent 5-match Test series against England.

After the 5th Test between India and England was cancelled due to Covid-19 scare in the Indian camp, the IPL bound players travelled to United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the 2nd half of Indian Premier League ( IPL ) 2021 and just after the IPL 2021 ended, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 began on October 15.

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