Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman, who has been living in a bio-bubble for quite some time now, has shared his experience of being in quarantine amid the COVID-19 health crisis across the globe.
Earlier this year, Mustafizur was on international duty as he travelled with the Bangladesh team for the Bangladesh tour of New Zealand. He then entered the Indian Premier League bio-bubble.
Mustafizur was plying his trade for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in IPL 2021. However, the tournament was postponed indefinitely after there were reports of a potential breach in the bubble.
After the tournament was postponed, Mustafizur, along with his Bangaladesh teammate Shakib Al Hasan, left India and travelled to their home country in a chartered plane. Shakib was a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ squad.
Both players are currently serving a mandatory quarantine period in Bangladesh. Mustafizur Rahman, during an interaction with Cricbuzz, spoke about the challenges posed by bio bubbles.
“It is very tiring (living continuously in the bio-bubble) and it is getting difficult day-by-day. Hotel room and venue… how long can you enjoy the same routine?” Mustafizur Rahman said.
“It is all the same (COVID-19 protocols), whether it is international cricket or IPL and it is difficult for everyone. But there is nothing I can do. I was in a bio-secure bubble in India and I’m now doing quarantine here. We have not traveled like other passengers,” he added.
Furthermore, he also revealed that once the BCCI got to know about a player testing positive, all the other players were asked to quarantine themselves in their hotel rooms for their safety.
“After a member of one team was found positive, we were locked in one room for nearly five to six days. We later came in the plane that was rented for us,” the left-arm pacer further stated.