New Zealand cricketer Tim Seifert’s world stopped for a second and his coronary heart sank when he examined constructive for COVID-19 in the course of the now-suspended IPL. The wicketkeeper, nevertheless, mentioned he by no means felt weak contained in the bio-bubble.
“I got pulled aside and told I had tested positive. My heart sank straight away when everyone left. I was the only overseas player basically left in India in the whole tournament. That’s when things got a little bit real,” an emotional Seifert instructed the New Zealand Herald.
“The world stopped a little bit, I just couldn’t really think what was next and that’s the scary part of it — you hear about things, and I thought that was going to happen to me,” mentioned Seifert.
He thanked former Kiwi stars Brendon McCullum and Stephen Fleming in addition to KKR and Chennai Super Kings for making life simpler for him throughout his restoration interval in Chennai.
“It definitely was hard and I couldn’t thank Brendon (McCullum) and (Stephen) Fleming enough, they made everything a lot easier.
“The KKR and CSK support staff and management… they made life easy for me and made me realise everything would be all right. When the time came to fly back, they did everything to get me home safely and on time,” mentioned Seifert.