Australian batsman Marnus Labuschen Has admitted that being ignored in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction proved to be an indirect grace for him given the growing cases of Kovid-19 in India. The 26-year-old batsman was not bought by any franchise team in the IPL auction in February. He expressed concern about the players of his country participating in this ongoing competition in India.
Labushen, who joined Glamorgan in county cricket, said, ‘Second you look at the situation in India. This is not looking very good. ‘
The situation of Kovid-19 in India has become critical and more than three lakh cases are being reported every day. The situation has worsened due to lack of oxygen supply and non-availability of some other important medicines.
The Australian government has suspended all passenger flights from India until 15 May in view of the status of the Kovid-19 in India. The IPL final is to be played in Ahmedabad on 30 May.
Labushen said that most of Australia’s players are not feeling insecure in the bio-safe environment (bio bubble) of the IPL but they are worried about repatriation.
He said, ‘Surely you can understand his feelings. But I have not spoken to many people who consider themselves insecure. They are more worried about returning to Australia. Hopefully they will be safe and return to Australia safely. ‘