- Delhi Capitals’ all-rounder Axar Patel attended his first practice session with the team on Wednesday
- 27-year-old all-rounder being in quarantine for 20 days due to COVID-19
Chennai: The Delhi Capitals all-rounder Axar Patel, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this month, re-joined the Delhi camp after being in quarantine for 20 days. The 27-year-old expressed that he is thrilled to meet his teammates and start preparing for the upcoming VIVO IPL 2021 matches.
“It has been really great to come out of quarantine after 20 days and meet my teammates. This is the best moment in my life after my Test debut. I was alone in my room for 20 days and I didn’t have anything to do. I was watching the matches and one good thing was that our team won most of the matches, so I got even more motivated to re-join the side. It’s been great to start practicing with the team and I am happy about my preparations,” said the all-rounder.
Axar, who attended his first training session with the team on Wednesday, 21 April 2021, said that he is not pushing too hard at the moment, “I have started batting and bowling practice, but I haven’t pushed too hard during training. I have spoken to the doctors about how I should go about my training, and I am carrying out my practice according to their suggestions.”
When asked about the directions given to him by Captain Rishabh Pant and Head Coach Ricky Ponting, Axar said, “Rishabh and Ricky sir have told me to train keeping in mind about how my body is reacting to practice drills in the next two three days. We are not thinking ahead too much at the moment, we are just focusing on how my body is reacting to training sessions.”