Washington’s father, Sundar, said he avoided meeting with his son to minimize any risk of a cricketer getting Covid-19. Sundar reached Mumbai on Wednesday on his way to the United Kingdom for the final of the Indian World Cup against New Zealand and the subsequent series of five tests against England.
M Sundar stayed away from his son because his work as an administrative employee in the income tax department in Chennai required him to go to the office for two or three days each week.
“Since Washington returned home from the Indian Premier League (IPL), I stayed in another house. My wife and daughter stay in Washington because they don’t leave the house. I only see it in video calls. I have to go to the office a few days a week. “I don’t want him to sign a contract with Kovid because of me,” Sundar told New Indian Express.
M Sundar said that Washington dreamed of playing test cricket in England and this is the best chance for that.
“He’s always wanted to play at Lord’s and elsewhere in England. That’s his long-term goal. He doesn’t want to miss this tour at any cost.
In 2018, Washington was selected for the T20I and ODI series in England, but an injury suffered during a tour warm-up training meant he had to return home without playing a single game. The left-hander has made some vital contributions with the Test Cricket bat since making his Australian debut earlier this year.