Australian leg spinner Adam Zampa on Tuesday he said he had decided to leave IPL in the middle, as this was the “most vulnerable” bio-bubble in which he was a part and the tournament was to be held in the UAE, as last year.
Zamp and Kane Richardson, who were part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad, will fly home later on Tuesday after retiring, citing personal reasons.
Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Zampa said he felt much more secure in the UAE, where the IPL took place last year.
“We’ve been in a few (bubbles) already and I feel that this is probably the most vulnerable. I just feel like this is India, we are always told about hygiene here and we are especially careful … I just felt it was the most vulnerable. -vulnerable.
“The IPL that took place in Dubai six months ago did not feel that way at all. I felt it was extremely safe. Personally, I feel that this would be a better option initially for this IPL, but obviously there are a lot of political things. that go into it.
“Obviously there is a T20 World Cup that was supposed to take place here later this year. This will probably be the next discussion in the world of cricket. Six months is a long time,” the spinner said.
Zampa, who did not win a game this season after being bought for 1.5 kroner, said many factors contributed to his decision to leave the IPL.
“Obviously the situation with COVID here is quite terrible. I just felt like I started training and other things, obviously I didn’t play in the team, I went to train and I didn’t find the motivation.
“There were a few other things like bubble fatigue and a chance to go home after all the news came out about the flights and everything. I thought this was the best time to call.”
There are contrasting views on whether IPL should continue amid the raging second wave of COVID in India.
On this issue, Zampa said: “There are many people who go out and say that cricket games can be a respite for some people, but it will also be a personal response.
“Someone who has a family member on their deathbed probably doesn’t care about cricket.”
Zampa does not regret the financial loss he suffered from retiring from the income league.
“I feel that if I leave someone who leaves half the tournament, it’s definitely a financial sacrifice. But from my point of view, I wanted to put my mental health first.”
He also praised his Australian counterpart Pat Cumminswho donated $ 50,000 to purchase oxygen supplies to heavily strained hospitals in India.
“Obviously really generous. I think we’ll probably see more of him now. My thoughts are coming out on everyone here. I understand how terrible the situation is. It’s bigger than cricket.”