New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert has opened up on his battle against the novel coronavirus. Seifert recently revealed that he feared “bad things” might happen to him after he missed the chartered flight back home from India earlier this month.
The 26-year-old had to stay back in India after the suspension of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League as he was tested positive for the deadly virus.
Seifert, who was a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad for the now-postponed IPL 2021, was the third player to test COVID-19 positive in the KKR camp after Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier.
However, he has now recovered from COVID-19 and spoke about the difficult experience.
Speaking to media in an online conference, Seifert broke into tears while recalling the COVID-19 ordeal.
“I had a tiny cough, at the time I thought it was just a bit of asthma. My heart sank straight away, really. I just went up to my room while everything kind of got sorted out,” the Kiwi player was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.
“The world kind of stops a little bit. I just couldn’t really think what was next. And that was the scary part of it. You hear about the bad things, and I thought that was going to happen to me.”
Notably, Tim Seifert was treated at a private hospital in Chennai along with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey.