Delhi Capitals bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes considers himself amongst the fortunate ones as they get to play in the world’s most lucrative T20 league amongst these challenging times. IPL 2021’s bio-secure bubble remains slightly vulnerable than last year’s as a handful of positive cases have emerged. Nevertheless, Chris Woakes said they are lucky to have an opportunity to play the support and entertain people on the outside.
Delhi Capitals retained Chris Woakes for IPL 2021 despite missing the last edition due to personal reasons. The 32-year old has performed incredibly well as the Capitals’ new-ball bowler in the three matches he played so far, taking five wickets at 16.40 and maintaining a decent economy rate of 7.45. He did not play the latest game against the Mumbai Indians in Chennai as the management opted for Shimron Hetmyer instead.
Chris Woakes sympathised with people worldwide dealing with the pandemic-ravaged situation. The Warwickshire all-rounder remarked that they are trying to stay positive within the bubble and considered himself lucky to have an opportunity to play cricket to entertain the outside world.
“It’s a shame with the situation at the moment with the people all around the world having to deal with Covid, which isn’t ideal. Within the bubble we are trying to stay positive. We are very lucky that we still get a chance to play cricket and entertain people on the outside,” Woakes said as quoted by Daily Mail.
Very different times we are all living in at the moment: Chris Woakes
Chris Woakes conceded that times are different right now, as is the IPL, that is, without fans and in bio-bubble secure, giving a different feel to it. The 32-year old revealed that he spends plenty of time with fellow England teammates in Tom Curran and Sam Billings as it keeps him busy and refreshing.
“Very different times we are all living in at the moment. It’s a very different IPL, no fans, bio-secure bubble, so definitely has a different feel to it. To keep busy I have got two English teammates with me in Sam Billings and Tom Curran. We spend quite a lot of time together,” he added.