Emotional Blair Tickner Discusses How Cyclone Gabrielle Impacted His Family

Blair Tickner, a paceman for New Zealand, recently discussed how Cyclone Gabrielle affected him and his family. 

After making his Test debut last week against England, the right-arm bowler said that it was challenging for him to get by.

Tickner uploaded an Instagram photo bemoaning the effects the storm had on Hawkes' Bay, where he was born and raised.

The 29-year-old fought to hold back emotions when speaking to the media before to the second Test against England in Wellington, which begins on Thursday, February 23.

The Central Districts teammate and right-arm pacer expressed gratitude to New Zealand Cricket (NZC) for giving them time off to assist their community in recovering from the disaster.

He stated, as reported by Sfuff.co.nz:

My father's house was completely ruined. It was fantastic to be back and aid them. It's basically rough circumstances for the entire region,

so we're assisting neighbors and anybody else we can. It's been challenging, and it's particularly terrible right now, 

but Hawke's Bay is holding strong. Clearly, I grew up there as a child... it's insane to be honest. It's incredibly difficult to talk about.

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