Bubble fatigue is a real thing and we have had numerous instances of before, during the IPL, and the English Cricket team refusing to travel to Australia due to severe bubble rules. Another example of it has come to light as the former Sri Lankan cricketer-turned team consultant has decided to drop out of his duties ahead of the super 12 stage.
According to the reports of Hindustan times, Jayawardene is all set to return home. Earlier he was involved in The Hundred as the coach of South Braves, who won the inaugural competition, then he joined the Mumbai Indians’ team for the second phase of the IPL. Ever since its completion, he has been with the Sri Lankan team preparing them for the coming tournament. Addressing the matter, Jayawardane said, “It’s tough. I just counted that I have been 135 days in quarantine and bubbles since June and I am in the last legs… I hope that anyone can understand that being a father I haven’t seen my daughter for that many days,” as quoted by Sportskeeda.
Jayawardene will keep up the role though, no replacements will be brought in for him, as the 44-year-old has said that he will remain in constant touch with his team by the means of technology from the home. Sri Lanka has already won their first 2 games to qualify for the super 12 stage. However, in which group they will be drafted, will be decided upon completion of all matches on Friday.
The tournament is starting on the 23rd of October, with Australian team taking on South Africa in the Group 1 encounter.