Ajinkya Rahane would need his spouse and daughter to be round through the IPL within the UAE however aware of the chance it poses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he wouldn’t have a difficulty if the BCCI bars gamers’ households from the occasion.
The IPL is all set to be performed from September 19 to November eight within the UAE, a transfer compelled by the rising COVID-19 circumstances in India.
Rahane, who has modified base to Delhi Capitals from Rajasthan Royals, mentioned well being needs to be high precedence.
“As an individual, you take COVID-19 situation aside, you would want your family to travel with you, but because of this situation, safety is important, safety of your wife, family and daughter, obviously safety of your teammates is really important,” Rahane informed India Today’s present ‘Inspiration’.
“Right now, I feel first health and then cricket is really important. We had a good 4-5 months with our family (during the lockdown).”
Rahane mentioned the choice to permit households to accompany gamers to the UAE lies with the BCCI and the franchise homeowners.
“As I said, safety of our family, safety of our players and safety of each and every individual is important. The decision is completely up to the franchises and the BCCI.”
“But as I said, there is still corona around, you got to think about each and every individual, think about your family especially about my wife and daughter. Safety is really important,” he mentioned.
Rahane moved to Delhi Capitals within the lead as much as the upcoming IPL version and the 32-year-old right-hander mentioned he’s wanting ahead to working with the “exciting bunch of players” and head coach Ricky Ponting.
“I am really excited to play for Delhi Capitals. I got an opportunity. Last year when I was playing for Hamphsire, Delhi Capitals asked me if I was interested in playing for them.”
“I took my time and I thought it’s an opportunity for me to learn something new. To take my game forward, to take my T20 game forward,” he mentioned.
“Obviously, Dada (Sourav Ganguly, who worked as the team’s mentor in IPL 2019) is not there, that time my focus was if I could play under Dada and Ricky Ponting I could learn many things. As a cricketer, that’s what you want,” he added.