Australian fast bowler Megan Schutt recently pondered over the lucky timing of the T20 World Cup final. She felt grateful that ‘the most important tournament of their life’ wrapped up just in time amid the COVID – 19 pandemic outbreak.
“Shit, we got lucky,” Schutt said in a statement to AAP.
Just three weeks ago, on March 8, a clinical Australia defeated India in resounding fashion in front of 86,174 fans at the MCG. Schutt hammered a devious spell; a career-best 4-18 in the game.
Crowned T20 World Champions for the fifth time, they rocked out with pop star Katy Perry and so many more around the world at the after-party. And now, they are self-isolating and trying to get used to ‘normal’ life in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The side would currently be touring South Africa if not for the health crisis that has stopped world sports.
“You do think about how close we came to having three years of marketing almost down the drain.”
“It was absolutely spectacular. I don’t think anything in my life, except for maybe the birth of a first child or something, is going to top that,” the 27-year-old said.
“I said to (wife) Jess, ‘I’m sorry babe but this tops the wedding, this is the best day of my life’, she added cheekily.
Currently, the men’s World T20 which was scheduled in October looms in uncertainty.