Morris, with with his 10 other South Africans players have reached homeafter the IPL 2021 was subsequently suspended six cases of COVID-19 – four players and two trainers from three different teams.
“Look, I’m obviously relieved,” Morris who is currently a 10-day mandatory quarantine homesaid iol.co.za.
Morris said they had come know above die COVID cases in Kolkata Knight Riders – Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier – on Sunday (May 2nd) night.
“The moment we heard that when players test positive, within the bubble, then everyone starts asking questions. The alarm bells were definitely starting to ring off for all of us,” he said.
“See you on Monday when she postponed The game (between Kolkata and Royal Challengers Bangalore), we knew die tournament was under pressure to keep going. “
The T20 league was suspended after Sunrisers Hyderabad’s wicketkeeper batsmen Wridhimman Saha and Amit Mishra of Delhi Capitals tested positive on Tuesday.
Later Chennai Super Kings’ bowling coach L Balaji and batting coach Michael Hussey also got infected with the virus.
“I chatted with us team Doctor whose room was across from my mine in the hotel and Kumar (Sangakarra, die Royals’ head coach) perished die cornerand ran his finger down his throat and then we knew it was over”said Morris.
“And then it was chaos! The England guys above all they were in Panic because they had to isolate in Hotels in England first, and apparently there were no rooms. “
Gerald Coetzee, who the replacement was named for The Australian Andrew Tye had arrived in India only last Week and Morris said he tried to comfort that young Pacemaker than him a bit in Panic broke out.
“I know Poor Gerald was getting a little bit off in Panic, I mean, he’s only 20 and anything goes on”said Morris,” who was the most expensive IPL buy ever with an incredible crore contract for 16.25 rupees.
“I tried to keep him under my wing and made sure He was ready by 12.30pm pick up came to the hotel. It was scary, it was just a hand full of us in the whole hotel at the time. “
There was criticism of the league This came at a time when a devastating health crisis was unfolding outside die bladder with more than 3000 people dying Every day in India.
“For me it was always a twofold thing; on the one We are hand playing a tournament, everyone happy and smiling in a bubble while outside so many people suffer, “said Morris.
“On the flip side of there was that fact We have ensured that from playing people actually stayed with home, looked us and at least had something to smile about or something to think about – even if it was unhappy with how we played in a game – – for three hours each night.”
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