Proteas spinner Bjorn Fortuin is nou moeg of being caged in and can’t wait for their quarantine period in Dubai to end.
The national cricket team arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday and will spend six days in quarantine before stepping up their preparations for the T20 World Cup which kicks off later this month.
Fortuin, though, is already moeg of being locked in and says: “It’s been a bit boring to be honest, but luckily we are used to quarantining.
“I haven’t quarantined for six days, so the last two days could be a bit interesting.”
Luckily for the 26-year-old from Paarl, he has his wife Mieshke with him.
Of the experience, he says: “It’s weird, I’m not gonna lie. I’m used to being on tour by myself.
“Luckily she was able to accompany me this time. It’s just nice to have another voice in the room.
“[But I’m] just keen to get out there now.”
After marrying earlier this year, Fortuin adds: “We haven’t been able to go on honeymoon with all the cricket coming thick and fast, [so] it’s nice to spend some time together and for her to see the tour life as well.”
Their quarantine period ends next Monday, after which captain Temba Bavuma will lead his charges into battle against Afghanistan and Pakistan on 18 and 20 October respectively, as they prepare for the tournament which starts on October 23 against old foes Australia.