The less leg-room in the flights makes the journey difficult and tiring. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid and KL Rahul gave their business class seats to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya to ensure they stay comfortable.
“Before the start of the ICC T20 World Cup, it was decided to offer business class seats to the pacers as their bodies take the maximum toll,” a support staff member of the Indian team told The Indian Express after reaching Adelaide for the semi-final against England.
As per International Cricket Council (ICC) norms, every team gets four business-class seats. The seats are allotted to captain, vice-captain, head coach, most senior player or the manager.
The team needed to travel every third or fourth day. It was then decided that fast bowlers would get the best seats.
The physios and trainers have been monitoring bowlers to ensure the toll of travel doesn’t hit them and they get proper sleep.