Australian cricketer Marnus Labuschagne didn’t receive a single bid within the 2021 IPL auctions. Marnus Labuschagne later admitted that being overlooked at the IPL auction turned out to be a “blessing in disguise” in the light of the rising in COVID-19 in India.
Marnus Labuschagne has expressed concern for his Australian teammates caught up in India’s coronavirus crisis with Australian government has suspended all direct passenger flights from India until May 15 due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in India.
Labuschagne also revealed that a majority of Australian players aren’t feeling unsafe in the IPL bio-bubble but are concerned about returning back Down Under.
“You obviously feel for them. But I haven’t spoken to too many guys that are feeling unsafe. “It’s more about getting back into Australia and what does that look like. I just hope that they stay safe and get back to Australia safely whenever they do,” he added.
“I can’t see any cause why there received to be any followers in Australia at this stage. I believe the Covid instances are nearly right down to zero or not many neighbourhoods unfold instances a minimum of. Contemplating we had crowds at nearly every sport this summertime it will appear there can be crowded and that’s thrilling from any cricketer’s perspective. Enjoying in entrance of crowds positively adjustments the dynamic, however even without them you’d nonetheless have to show up as a participant and provides it with your all,” concluded Labuschagne on Covid situation.
Winning Shield is Something That Doesn’t Come Around Often: Marnus Labuschagne
Hé also mentioned that missing IPL has helped him to win Shield Cup which doesn’t come much often according to Marcus Labuschagne.
“It certainly looks like it (missing out on the IPL) was a blessing in disguise,” Labuschagne was quoted as saying by ‘PA Media.’
“I would love to have played in the IPL, it’s a great tournament. But there are always two sides to the coin. If I was in the IPL, I would have been away and to win a Shield is something that doesn’t come around often”. He added.