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I was surprised to see Andrew Tye go home: Nathan Coulter-Nile

April 26, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Australian seamer Nathan Coulter-Nile understands why some Australian players decided to leave home midway from the IPL. The 33-year-old stated that he feels safer being part of the Mumbai Indians' bio-bubble as India battles a deadly second wave of COVID-19 infections. Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Andrew Tye left for Perth, fearing that he may be locked out of his own country in the wake of a COVID-19 surge. Soon after, RCB bowlers Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa also opted out of the tournament, citing personal reasons.

India is currently facing a severe problem since COVID-19's second wave. The country has registered more than 300.000 infections continuously in the last few days. India's health care system has crippled and cannot meet the requirements for critical patients who require oxygen cylinders.

I am confident that my departure logistics will be sorted out: Nathan Coulter-Nile

Nathan Coulter-Nile further added that he is confident that his departure logistics will be sorted out, considering there are many other cricketers from Australia and New Zealand in the tournament. The pacer also placed his faith in the testing protocols by IPL's authorities. He indicated that the players, staff, and all the workers go through the medical examinations thrice a day. The Western Australian also reckoned that the bubble measures are pretty secure and not more one could do. Nathan believes that if every cricketer and staff abide by it, they should be fine.

The Mumbai Indians have not had an ideal start to their 2021 IPL campaign. The Rohit Sharma led franchise has lost 3 out of the 5 games they have played so far in the competition. The defending Champions are currently occupying 4th position in the points table. Mumbai Indians have also lost the last 2 games that they have played.

In their last IPL match against the Punjab Kings, the Mumbai Indians team fell short in every department of the game. Rohit Sharma & Co. could only put up a total of 131/6 on the board. In response, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) defeated the Rohit Sharma led franchise with 9 wickets to spare. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle were the architects of Punjab's win. KL Rahul scored 60* whereas Gayle scored 43*. The Mumbai Indians will next play against Rajasthan Royals (RR) on 29th April 2021 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh