Due to coronavirus, the India government has imposed 21 days 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. 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 also canceled.
Shastri said, “This rest is not at all wrong, because after the New Zealand tour, 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. All the players have the time to prepare again with full activeness. “
Head coach Shastri said that it is difficult to spend time at home in lockdown due to Corona, but it is welcome for the 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. Then, played a long series at home against South Africa, after which they toured New Zealand. “
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