Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell recently gave a full-fledged interview about the mayhem caused by the COVID-19 in India and how his countrymen are leaving the tournament. Maxwell is keen to complete the ongoing season but also wants the Australian government and BCCI to figure out a way for the players to return to their respective countries safely.
IPL 2021: Glenn Maxwell full interview
“We just want to find a way to go home. The BCCI, both governments can work on a solution. If we have to wait a bit longer, so be it but there is a way to get home at some stage,” Maxwell told, “The Final Word Podcast” conducted by journalists Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins.
“India and England are going to play in England. Worst comes to worst, we have to wait in England and try and find a way out in that chartered (flight) and get out of India. I am sure a lot of guys will try and put their hand up in trying to do that as well,” Maxwell said.
“Travelling to England and going to Australia from there could be an option that can be explored. There will be various options and obviously, BCCI will try and take the safest one which doesn’t compromise any of the players’ health and security,” Dhumal told PTI.
“Once IPL finishes and potentially the bubble will be broken, you don’t want to be stuck here, just try and look for the safest way to move on,” the ‘Big Show’ said.
“It’s something I floated to Vinnie (fiancee), if things go extremely south, a whole lot worse, what are we actually supposed to do if there is no help? I am sure there will be help from BCCI to accommodate the overseas players at the moment,” he added.
“It’s changed pretty fast in India but we have been sheltered well in the bubble. We are not really exposed too much (to the outside world). We straight move into the hotel, trying to stick to franchise’s business as usual, that is playing your sport,” Maxwell said.
“That’s probably a situation I will be wary about, making one of these decisions and sort of being stuck. Obviously, the government said that they are going to shut borders from India and that’s pretty scary if you are stuck over here,” he added.
“We are just hoping, come May 15, hopefully, things improve and there’s a lot of work to do, here in India. You see countless people stuck in hospitals needing that extra support, long way to go before it gets better,” Maxwell said.