After the abrupt stop of IPL Before 2021, Australian players – including coaches and commentators – finally reunited with their families almost a month later after leaving the hotel quarantine on Monday after arriving from Kovid-affected India.
While the players reunited with their families after a long wait, a video of Pat Cummins meeting your pregnant wife make waves online.
In the video you can see an emotional Cummins hugging his partner Becky tightly. Besides Cummins, Steve Smith and David Warner were among the others who had been quarantined in Sydney.
Pacer Jason Berendorf also expressed its happiness to return home after a long and patient journey, during which the contingent traveled to the Maldives after the postponement of the IPL and awaited their return home due to the strict ban on COVID-19 imposed by the Australian government in connection with the growing cases in India.
“It was nice to know we were going home, that’s for sure,” said bowling Jason Berendorf, who represented Chennai Super Kings, quoted by Fox Sports.
“It’s always hard to stay somewhere, and knowing we could go home was a relief, and now we’re out of quarantine, I can’t wait to go home and see my family,” he added.
The Australian players spent two weeks in quarantine in the Maldives and another week in Sydney after the Australian government banned direct flights from India to Australia until May 15.
“There were hugs and tears when dozens of Australian cricketers, coaches and commentators finally came out of hotel quarantine in Sydney on Monday morning,” a Fox Sports report said.
Many of the players are part of the 23-man Australian team with a white ball, who will travel to the West Indies next month for two series of limited shots, starting on July 9 in St. Lucia.
In addition, the Australians are likely to play a limited series in Bangladesh after the tour of the West Indies.
(With IANS inputs).