West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell says staying in bio-bubbles due to Covid-19 on tours has taken a toll on him mentally. Russell recently played for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 before it was suspended on May 4 as many players and staff tested positive for coronavirus.
Russell will now turn up for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) that is scheduled to be played in Abu Dhabi. "I think it's taking a toll on myself," Russell told Geo News.
"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," he added.
The all-rounder reckons many have are now used to staying in bubbles, but it is still a challenge.
"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," Russell, who picked up seven wickets and scored 163 runs for KKR in IPL 2021 said.