Mumbai Indians pacer, Nathan Coulter-Nile believes that staying in the bubble is safer for him, as compared to flying back home to Australia. In the past day, three Australian players have decided to leave their respective IPL franchises, and travel back home due to personal reasons. However, Coulter-Nile prefers to stay in the IPL bubble, despite the rising number of covid-19 cases in India.
Nathan Coulter-Nile has failed to play a single game this season for Mumbai Indians. The likes of Trent Boult, Adam Milne and Marco Jensen have got the nod over the Australian pacer so far. He revealed that he had spoken to the likes of Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson, as they announced their decision to leave the RCB squad.
“Everyone’s got their own opinions on it and different situations for them. I was surprised to see AJ go home, and then Zamps and Richo, but when you speak to them, you definitely understand where they’re coming from,” Coulter-Nile was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“I spoke to Zamps a little while ago and he made a very compelling argument for going home. But for me, I feel like it’s safer for me to stay in the bubble than try and get home at the moment,” he said.
“I feel like something’s got to give for getting home. I’m just going to wait and see how that plays out. Worst comes to worst, we’ll have to quarantine in Dubai for a couple of weeks before we can fly home. But I’m sure it will get sorted,” Coulter-Nile added.
Rajasthan Royals lost their fourth overseas player this season, after AJ Tye decided to fly back home. RR have only foreigners remaining in their squad, and are facing all sorts of problems at the moment. On the other hand, RCB will also be impact with two Australian bowlers leaving the squad. Kane Richardson had managed to play one match against Rajasthan Royals, where he managed to pick up one wicket.