Andree Russell opens up on bubble life, said it has definitely taken a toll on him

Andree Russell opens up on bubble life, said it has definitely taken a toll on him.

West Indies flamboyant all-rounder Andree Russell on Friday talked about his bubble life which has “definitely taken a toll on him” as more International and T20 leagues are going ahead with covid protocols still in place.

In conversation with Geo News from Abu Dhabi, Russell said that, “I think it’s taking a toll on myself.”

“I can’t talk for any other player, or coaches or anyone that goes through this whole quarantine stuff. But it’s definitely taken a toll on me mentally because from bubble to bubble, in a room locked in, you can’t go out for a walk, you can’t go certain places, you can’t socialise, it’s different,” added the all-rounder.

The West Indies cricketer is all set to take part in the suspended PSL which will resume in the UAE next week. Season six of the Pakistan Super League was also midway suspended due to a surge in covid cases due to a possible bubble breach.

“But at the end of the day, I’m not being ungrateful, I’m grateful that we’re still playing, we’re still doing our job. So it’s tough for us. But even though we prepared for it, it still takes a toll,” he added.

The Jamaican Cricketer likes to keep himself involved in physical activities even though he is confined to his hotel rooms during the quarantine days. He revealed that he does a lot of exercises and loves to have bike around to keep up his heart rate.

 “So for me, I like to have a bike or something in my room so that I can get my heart rate up. I would utilise the space that I have, go on the floor, do some of some push-ups. For some exercise, I use stuff in the room to just get something done.”

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Season 6 of the PSL will resume on Monday with the final slated to be held on June 24th. The cricketers will go straight to the matches and will not have enough time for training sessions.

Russell said that he has played in hot conditions before as well, however, this time it is different. Usually, he is always up for the challenge because they are used to the conditions and have been into multiple training sessions, but this time they will go straight to the matches.

“The night won’t be as bad as the day games but if it’s a day game, we just have to be up for the challenge. We are professionals, so we have to condition our minds to deal with the heat and the weather.”

After the completion of the assignment from PSL, Russell will have a home series against South Africa, Australia and Pakistan after which, he will prepare himself for CPL.

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