Former Australian cricketer and Chennai Super Kings batting coach Mike Hussey, who recently tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, has shared his views on the way he recovered from the disease. The southpaw batsman had contacted the virus in the CSK camp and had tested positive mere days after CSK bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji had tested positive.
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League was supended owing to an outbreak of the disease. The IPL 2021 bio bubble was breached as many players tested positive during the second leg of the tournament. Firstly, the reports of KKR players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier testing positive emerged and then Balaji and a member from the travel staff also caught the infection. Thus, the IPL was suspended for the time being and now all the players have started to return home.
‘I had already started feeling some of the symptoms’
He was in quarantine in India after testing positive and returned home once his both tests reported negative. After flying back home, he shared his views on his battle against coronavirus.
“I wasn’t thinking about (getting home) too much to start with. I was focusing on just trying to get better again, really. My initial test came up as a weak positive, and we were sort of hoping the next would be negative and it’d be alright, but unfortunately, I got retested the next day and that came back positive,” he told foxsports.com.au.
“To be honest, I had already started feeling some of the symptoms and so I was thinking, ‘I’m pretty sure I’ve got it’. Plus I was sitting next to the bowling coach on the bus a few times, so I thought, ‘If he’s got it then there’s a pretty good chance I’ve got it as well’.”
“‘Oh gosh, why me’, but I didn’t really think too much at all. I thought it was a bit of a shame. But I certainly wasn’t worried about my breathing or things like that. It was just a bit annoying, really,” he said.