Wellington: Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Shane Bond wanted to leave India after two blasts in Bangalore minutes before the game between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians.
After the incident, Bond's last few days in India were uneasy. "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.
As soon as Kolkata played their last game, Bond and compatriot Brendon McCullum immediately left for New Zealand even though participating players were expected to stay till the closing ceremony of the event on Sunday.
Bond took nine wickets in eight matches at an economy rate of 7.2.