After his team’s victory, Quinton de Kock, senior Mumbai Indians player, said on Thursday that his team felt “very safe” in the IPL’s bio-secure bubble, two days after the Adam Zampa’s leg called her “more vulnerable” before taking a flight back to Australia. “To be honest we trust our medics so we’re pretty safe in our bubbles. At least we feel very safe and it’s pretty easy,” de Kock said after winning the game against Les Rajasthan Royals.
“We are still taking precautions and I felt safe. I don’t know the other guys. I speak for myself. It’s easy to continue with the game and the training and everything,” added the South African.
A day after deciding to quit the league halfway for personal reasons, Zampa, who has a contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore, said the bio-bubble put in place for the ongoing T20 event was the “most vulnerable “of which he was a part. while also suggesting that she should have been held in the United Arab Emirates, like last year. But de Kock thought otherwise.
In the game, Rajasthan posted a 171/4 score, but it was eclipsed by de Kock’s blistering 70, as the defending champions finished the task in 18.3 overs. De Kock, for his part, said it was “much easier” to beat on the ‘Kotla’ track after the fighting in Chennai.
“Obviously it was a lot easier to hit here. It was quite nice. We’re just happy to win. It feels good to score a few more points again, especially in a winning case,” said the southpaw. .
“Yeah, really with our team we always try to get one of our first four at bat to the last (part) of our innings. We did that today and obviously the changes from Chennai to Delhi have helped a bit, ”he added.
Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson admitted his team were 20-25 points short.
“We played an afternoon game, but the wicket was good and the ball was hitting the stick. I felt we were missing a bit by 20-25 points. We have to play cricket fearlessly and positive when we let’s go out and play the next game, ”Samson said at the post-game conference.
Despite the loss and unavailability of the stars, Samson has supported his players to do well by saying they are still looking to win games.
“We continue to believe in our players and believe in our team. We know that we are going through a bit difficult phase, the star players are not available with us, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Liam Livingstone but, at the same time, I am proud of my team that we are maintaining the positive vibes, we are always looking to win the games to come, ”he said.
Samson also said the current COVID-19 situation in the country is being discussed among his players.
“Yes, absolutely, I think (the donation) is the least we can do depending on the financial part. But, at the same time, we often continue to discuss (the) situation in the country (and) around the world. .
“It’s very important to us. We feel very privileged to be out there and to play this game. We just need to go and play cricket to make them happy or to entertain them, so we continue to have discussions.
“The goal is very clear, it just takes playing good cricket to lift the spirits of the whole country,” added Samson.
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