Jofra Archer has opened up about how life in the bio-secure bubble has taken a huge toll for him.
English cricketer Jofra Archer may already be considered as the player who has spent the longest time inside the bio-secure bubble. Having spent 87 days in the bio-secure bubble, he has already described the entire experience to be mentally draining.
Archer also stated that he is unsure if he still has energy left to continue being in more bio-bubbles for the rest of the year. Being a part of the series against the West Indies, Ireland, Pakistan, and Australia, the English pacer hasn’t had more than nine days outside the bubble.
He says, ‘I'll tell you, it has been mentally challenging. We've been in here for 16 weeks or something like that. I think it is going to be more rare going home or being normal again. Here it has become the new norm. We'll just have to adjust again when we get some time off’.
Having stated that the situation is draining, he also made it clear that he had found it to be somehow affecting his performance. As he had stated, ‘The time I spend bowling with the white ball is a lot less than in Test cricket. You can't run in the whole day. It is actually impossible to run in the whole day bowling at 90mph. If you can show me someone who does it then fair play. I've not seen any bowler who bowls 90mph do it for a whole day’.
‘I honestly don't know what it is but if you're in a good frame of mind I feel you'll probably bowl a bit faster. On Sunday, I didn't feel as though I was bowling that fast. At times I felt I've bowled faster. For me as long as I feel good, I don't care what speed I'm bowling at’, he added.
So far, Archer is bound to fly to the UAE for the upcoming IPL in October and then to South Africa in November for another series. Having signed with the Hobart Hurricanes of the Big Bash League, Archer remains unsure about his participation in the said league in order to spend time with his family. To learn more about the said league, head over to Betwala.
READ MORE: What is the Big Bash League?