Not bought at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 auction is a matter of good fortune- Marnus Labuschagne
Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne admitted that being ignored in the Indian Premier League auction proved to be an indirect grace for him given the growing cases of Covid-19 in India.
The 26-year-old batsman was not bought by any franchise team in the Indian Premier League auction in February. He expressed concern about the players of his country participating in this ongoing competition in India.
“I definitely consider it (not playing in the IPL) an indirect grace,” Labuschagne told. “He said,” I would like to play in the IPL. It is a great tournament but there are always two sides to the coin. If I was playing in the IPL, I would have been out of the country, and winning the Sheffield Shield is something that is not always possible. “
Labuschagne, said, “Second you look at the situation in India. This is not looking very good. “The situation of Covid-19 in India has become acute and more than three lakh cases are being reported every day.” The situation has worsened due to a lack of oxygen supply and the non-availability of some other important medicines.
Australian government suspended all flights
The Australian government has suspended all passenger flights from India until 15 May in view of the status of the Covid-19 in India. The IPL final is to be played in Ahmedabad on 30 May. Labuschagne said most of Australia’s players are not feeling insecure in the IPL’s bio-safe environment (bio bubble) but are worried about repatriation.
He said, “Surely you can understand his feelings. But I have not spoken to many people who consider themselves insecure. They are more worried about returning to Australia. Hopefully, they will be safe and return to Australia safely. “