Living in a bio-secure bubble for days without being able to meet the family is definitely not easy. Jofra Archer is no exception and he said that he is now counting days to get out of it.
Archer on bio-bubble
Jofra Archer nearly spent three months in England’s bio-secure environment and then he was dropped for England’s second Test against West Indies after breaching protocols. The English fast bowler then had come to Dubai to play IPL which meant yet another bubble. Archer who is representing Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League this year said to British media, “You’re just counting days down till you’re free again.”
He added, “I might actually get a calendar just to cross them down to feel like the days are going faster. It has been a little bit better than being trapped at the cricket ground. You’re not at the ground but you still can’t get away from cricket.”
Playing in empty stadiums
With 17 wickets from 12 games, Jofra Archer has been a standout performer this year. While speaking about playing in empty stadiums, the 25-year-old opined, “I’ve probably done the most bubble days out of anyone. From an on-field point of view, it’s fine.” He continued to explain how things become tougher being without family. “Being in a Covid bubble, you are going to need your family with you. It helps you stay sane… You’re still going to play and train. But when you’re done, you’re just counting days down.”
Rajasthan Royals are currently standing at 7th position in the points table and mathematically, they still have the chance to make it to the playoffs. The last two matches of Rajasthan Royals are scheduled against Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders. No wonder Jofra Archer will have a huge role to play especially if the Steve Smith-led team want to progress further in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League.