- Indian cricket team’s head coach Ravi Shastri told former English captain, Michael Atherton and Nasir Hussain
- The Indian team played 25 ODIs, 25 T20s and 9 Tests in the last 10 months; Players stay on the field every other day
- 904 cases of coronavirus infection in India till Saturday morning, in which 23 deaths, lockdown in the country till 14 April
Coronavirus, which has engulfed all the countries around the world, is forced to live in their homes in one-third of the world population. India also has a lockdown till April 15, due to which the Indian cricket team also has to stay at home. Regarding this, Team India coach Ravi Shastri said that this rest is good for the players. Anyway, the Indian team was badly tired after the tour of New Zealand. The team has been playing cricket continuously for 10 months. At the same time, Shastri also spent only 10 or 11 days at home after the World Cup 2019.
Almost all of the world’s sports have been postponed or canceled due to coronavirus. The Tokyo Olympics in July-August this year have also been postponed for a year. At the same time, the IPL, which started from March 29, was postponed until April 15. There is still a crisis on this The two ODIs between India and South Africa on March 15 and 18 were canceled.
‘It’s time for players to get ready’
Shastri spoke to former English captain Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain and Rob Key on Sky Sports Podcast. During this, he said, “This rest is not at all wrong, because after the tour of New Zealand, the players had suffered mental fatigue, physical fitness and many injuries, which you cannot ignore.” On this tour, the team played a series of 5 T20, 3 ODIs and 2 Tests. It is time for all the players to get ready again with full activeness.
‘Lockdown welcome for players’
Head coach Shastri said that it is difficult to spend time at home in lockdown due to Corona, but it is welcome for players. He said, “There are many players who have played all three formats (Test, ODI, and T20). You may wonder what their condition will be. Especially playing Tests after playing T20 and all the trips together. We have made frequent trips since the World Cup. First traveled to the West Indies. After this, they played a long series against South Africa at home, after which they toured New Zealand completely. ”
The Indian team, which has been on the field every other day in 10 months,
has played 25 ODIs, 25 T20s and 9 Tests in England, West Indies, USA, and India since June last year after touring New Zealand. In all these matches, adding one day of practice, in 10 months, India was on the field for 154 days i.e. almost every other day. The Indian team played a series of 5 T20, 3 ODIs and 2 Tests from 24 January to 2 March on the tour of New Zealand. After this, an ODI was to be played against South Africa on March 12 in Dharamsala on 12 March, which could not happen due to rain. The remaining 2 matches in the series were canceled due to coronavirus.
So far, 27,365 deaths in the
world due to corona, 27 thousand 365 people have died in 195 countries of the world from Coronavirus till Saturday morning. While more than 5 lakh 97 thousand people are infected. 16,267 people lost their lives in Italy, Spain, and France. This accounts for about 60% of the total deaths worldwide. So far 904 cases were reported in India, out of which 23 died. The country has put a lockdown till 14 April. Maharashtra is the most affected in the country and more than 160 have been found infected here.