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'Relieved' Morris Reveals Insights About The 'Chaos' When Covid-19 Breached IPL Bio Bubble

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
May 07, 2021 • 17:15 PM View: 1035

The star Rajasthan Royals'(RR) all-rounder Chris Morris has reached his home back in South Africa and is undergoing a 10-day quarantine along with his 10 countrymates. 

Morris, while talking to iol.co.za, revealed that they got to know about Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier being covid positive on Sunday night and there was a bit of panic around. 

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"The moment we heard that, when players are testing positive, inside the bubble, then everyone starts asking questions. The alarm bells definitely started going off for all of us. By Monday when they postponed that game (between Kolkata and Royal Challengers Bangalore), we knew the tournament was under pressure to continue," said Morris, who was relieved that he is back home. 

The star all-rounder said team director Kumar Sangakkara broke the news of IPL postponement to them after which there was chaos among the players. 

"I was chatting to our team doctor, whose room was across the hallway from my mine in the hotel, and Kumar came around the corner and drew his finger across his throat, and then we knew it was over," said Morris. 

"And then it was chaos! The England guys especially were panicking because they needed to isolate in hotels in England first, and apparently, there weren't any rooms," he added. 

While there was panic all around, Morris tried to comfort the young South African, Gerald Coetzee, who had only joined the RR squad a week before. 

"I know poor Gerald was panicking a bit, I mean he's only 20 and all this is going on. I tried to keep him under my wing a bit and made sure he was ready when the 12.30 am pick-up came at the hotel. It was eerie, it was just a handful of us in that whole hotel at the time," Morris revealed. 


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