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25 Apr 2021
England spinner Dom Bess has said that he had begun to “hate cricket” due to a prolonged stay in the bio-bubble during the Test series against India.
The off-spinner didn’t really have a successful run during the series where he just managed to pick five wickets in the two matches that he played in the four-match series. The home side eventually won the series 3-1 to march into the final of the WTC.
“After India I had a good break away from it, because I really did start hating cricket,” Bess was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
“It got too much at times, certainly in that bubble in India, there’s a lot of pressure going on and it was really important for me to come back and get away from it,” he added.
Bess further said that staying in bio-bubble became all the more difficult because the things weren’t going in his favour. “It was nice to see them and get away from it, because in India, in the bubble, everything was about cricket. And it’s fine when you’re going well, but when things aren’t going well it is very tough,” he said.
The England spinner also took some positives away from the series against India. He admitted that it was a big learning curve for him and he now had the understanding as to what are the areas that he needs to work on. “But I only see what I had in India as a great positive. It’s been a tough time really, but one hell of a learning curve for me,” Bess said.