ABU DHABI: All-rounder in the West Indies, Andre Russell, has accepted that his mental health is constantly in bio-bubbles. Russell was last seen in the suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and now he would be wearing the jersey of Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) which is in Abu Hervat. Dhabi.
“I think it demands myself. I can not speak for any other player, or coaches or anyone who goes through all this quarantine material. But it definitely increases me mentally, from bubble to bubble, locked in a room, you can not go do not walk, you can not visit certain places, you can not visit, it is different, “Russell told Geo News, as reported by ESPNcricinfo.
‘But at the end of the day I’m not ungrateful, I’m thankful we’re still playing, we’m still doing our job. So it’s hard for us. But even though we’re prepared for it, it’s I like to demand a bike or something in my room so I can increase my heart rate. I will use the space I have, go on the floor, do printing. For a little practice, I use things in the room just to get something done, ‘he added.
The versatile player also said the experience of playing in the UAE this time will be a bit different as players have to acclimatize quickly once they get out of quarantine before the PSL resumes.
“I’ve played in hot conditions before. But I was at the competition, played games, had proper net sessions and back and forth, got used to the condition and fully adapted. In this case, though, it’s going to be a little different. “where we are in quarantine and then just going to have a few workouts and then go straight to the games,” Russell said.
“The night will not be as bad as the day games, but if it’s a day game, we just have to face the challenge. We are professionals, so we have to condition our minds to handle the heat and the weather,” he said. added.
After concluding the PSL, Russell will join the West Indies squad for the T20I series against South Africa, Australia and Pakistan in June and July. (ANI)