Senior player of the Mumbai Indians Quinton de Cock on Thursday he said he felt “very safe” inside the IPL biosafety balloon, two days after spinner Adam Zampa called him one of the “most vulnerable” before taking a flight back to Australia.
“Honestly, we trust our doctors, so we’re pretty confident in our bubbles. At least we feel very confident and it’s pretty easy,” de Kok said after winning the match against Rajasthan Royals here.
“We’re still taking precautions and I felt safe. I don’t know about other boys. I’m talking about myself. It’s easy to keep playing and practicing and everything,” added the South African.
A day after deciding to leave the league in the middle, citing personal reasons, Zampa said the bio-balloon set for the current T20 event was the “most vulnerable” in which he had participated, while suggesting that it should take place. in the UAE, as last year.
But de Kok thought otherwise.
In the match, Rajasthan posted 171/4, but was overshadowed by de Kok’s bubbles, as the defending champions completed the task in 18.3 shots. De Kok, for his part, said it was “much easier” to fight on the Kotla track after the fighting in Chennai.
“Obviously, it was a lot easier to fight here. It was pretty nice. We’re just happy to win it. It feels good to score a few tracks again, especially in a winning cause,” said Southern Paw. “Yes, truly with our team, we are always trying to get one of the top four just to the last (part) of our inning. We did that today and obviously the changes from Chennai to Delhi have helped a bit,” he added.
Rajasthan Royales captain Sanju Samson admitted that his country had 20-25 tracks.
“We played an afternoon game, but the gate was good and the ball was coming at the bat. I felt we were missing 20-25 tracks. We have to play a little fearless and positive cricket when we go out there and play the game next game,” Samson told the conference after the game. .
Despite the loss and lack of stars, Samson supported his players to come in handy, saying they were still looking to win matches.
“We continue to believe in our players and we continue to believe in our team. We know that we are going through a bit of a difficult phase, the star players are not available with us, Ben Stokes, Joffra Archer, Liam Livingstone, but at the same time, I am proud of our team that we maintain a positive mood, we are still striving to win the upcoming games, “he said.
Samson also said that the current situation with COVID-19 in the country is being discussed among his players.
“Yes, absolutely, I think this (the donation) is the least we can do according to the financial part. But at the same time, we often continue to discuss the situation in the country (s) around the world.
“It’s very important to us. We feel very privileged to be there and play this game. We just have to go out there and play good cricket to make them happy or entertain them (Ed), so we keep having discussions.
“The goal is very clear, you just have to play good cricket to cultivate the spirit of the whole country,” Samson added.