Bond was rattled after B'lore blasts

The Kiwi paceman said his last few days in India were uneasy after bomb explosions delayed the Royal Challengers Bangalore-Mumbai Indians IPL match.

“I was nervous,” he admitted.

The pacer said he was in Kolkata when the incident happened and had just one game left to play as his team had failed to make the semifinal cut.

“It (the Bangalore bombing) definitely made me more nervy. We went over there with the threat, I guess, but when that happened it became a reality,” Bond was quoted as saying by ‘The New Zealand Herald’.

“We had one game left at that stage and knew we couldn’t qualify for the semifinals, so we just wanted to get out of there, really,” he said.

Bond and compatriot Brendon McCullum, who also competed for Kolkata, packed their bags as soon as their matches got over even though participating players were expected to stay till the closing ceremony of the event on Sunday.

Bond and McCullum will now join the national team for the Twenty20 World Cup.

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