Ajinkya Rahane would need his spouse and daughter to be round during the IPL in the UAE however conscious of the chance it poses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he would not have a difficulty if the BCCI bars gamers’ households from the occasion.
The IPL is all set to be performed from 19 September to eight November in the UAE, a transfer pressured by the rising COVID-19 instances in India.
Rahane, who has modified base to Delhi Capitals from Rajasthan Royals, stated health should be top priority.
“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 stated the choice to permit households to accompany gamers to the UAE lies with the BCCI and the franchise homeowners.
“As I stated, security of our household, security of our gamers and security of each particular person is essential. The resolution is totally as much as 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 stated.
Rahane moved to Delhi Capitals in the lead as much as the upcoming IPL version and the 32-year-old right-hander stated he’s trying ahead to working with the “exciting bunch of players” and head coach Ricky Ponting.
“I’m actually excited to play for Delhi Capitals. I received a possibility. Last yr once I was enjoying for Hamphsire, Delhi Capitals requested me if I used to be in enjoying 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 stated.
“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.