Michael Hussey reveals painful Covid-19 experience during first leg of IPL 2021


Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey reveals his traumatic experience with Fatal COVID-19 Virus during the first leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.

IPL 2021 was suspended after several cricketers from different franchises’ coaching staff tested positive for Covid-19.

Hussey, who is the batting coach of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), wrote in a column for Fox Sports that he almost left the IPL in a body bag.

Hussey said that things got worse when IPL 2021 was shifted to Delhi. Hussey was taken to Chennai in an air ambulance after being infected with the virus.

“The doctors along with the team were worried. He realized that at that time I was probably in the worst situation in the world where I had covid. Delhi was reporting hundreds of thousands of known new cases a day, with too few hospital beds and too many people lined up outside hospitals in need.

“If things got bad, the doctor wasn’t sure I could get the medical help I would need. He decided the best thing to do was to send me back to Chennai, the team’s home base,” Hussey said. said.

“I could only rely on them. Once we reached the airport, I was put on a stretcher inside a body bag directly on the plane. The air ambulance flight to Chennai took about three and a half hours. Then this one Got back in an ambulance and went straight to a quarantine hotel,” he said.

The 46-year-old recalled how strict the bio-bubble rules were and how life revolved around team buses and hotels.

“The bubble itself was pretty restrictive. I don’t go out much these days, so it didn’t really bother me, but I know it affected different people in different ways. We stayed in a certain hotel room.” Were confined to the wing. There was a gym, a pool and a dining area that we could use. That was it.

“Life revolves around two events: the bus to the field for practice and play, and the bus back to the hotel,” he said.