It came as a big jolt to the Australian cricket team’s Test captain, Tim Paine, when the cricketer discovered his wallet has been stolen, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The burglary happened in his car which was parked in the street outside his house in south Hobart as Tim Paine had decided to convert his garage into a makeshift gym during his self-isolation period because of the global coronavirus pandemic shutdown.
Describing the revelation, cricket.com.au quoted him saying, “I woke up this morning to a message from NAB saying I had some interesting movements on my account.
“I went out and the (car) door was open and my wallet and a few other things had gone.
“Actually looking at my account, the boys went straight to Maccas – the boys must have been hungry.”
In order to utilize his quarantine phase in a constructive manner, the Aussie skipper had decided to brush up his cover drives and maintain his physical fitness in his creatively transformed garage-gym. But seems like the player needs to be a bit more careful and reconsider his plans.
The 35-year old is currently enjoying his time with his family. Talking about his fellow teammates, he said he was worried they might be having a tough time staying indoors being habituated with staying and playing outdoors.
Currently, all domestic and international activities in the cricket industry in Australia and all over the world have been adjourned until further notice. The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously victimized all championships and tournaments till 30 June and all other leagues scheduled for the later dates have been left undecided.
Australia was supposed to play a limited-overs series at home against New Zealand but the series was called off following the Coronavirus outbreak. The first match was played behind closed doors when Australia won by 71 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australia has 296 points from 10 matches in the World Test Championships while India is leading the table with 360 points.
Both India and Australia were scheduled to play a four-match Test series this year.