Amidst Coronvirus pandemic, the cricketers can’t play regular cricket as the transmission rate has gone very high. But, the Indian cricketers looks in no mood to compromise with their exercise routine that might affect their fitness or game in the near future. A BCCI official gave his verdict saying that the players are given their exercise that is mandatory for them to follow until things get back to normal.
Team India was scheduled to play three-match ODI series against South Africa. However, it got abandoned due to COVID-19 outbreak. The officials didn’t find it advisable to carry on with the games under such stiff conditions. Soon, other sporting events in India and across the globe got abandoned or postponed due to the same reason.
Now, the governments of different countries are forced to announce lockdown to protect every single individual from its adverse effects. On one side, some Indian cricketers were recently spotted interacting with their followers on social media. Meanwhile, they have also not forgotten to carry on with their daily routine. They are asked to do some mandatory exercises until they are away from the cricket field.
Team India cricketers asked to follow strict exercise routines
Recently, in an interview, a BCCI official said that all the players whether they play Tests, ODIs or T20Is. The players are given specific fitness routine which they need to follow regularly. They will also have to give regular updates over the same to Nick Webb and Nick Patel. The bowlers have been given a routine to make their lower body strong whereas the batsmen are given exercises of shoulders and wrists.
“All the players, irrespective of whether they play red-ball cricket or white-ball cricket or all formats, have been given fitness routines which they are to follow and give updates to Webb and Patel from time to time. The routines have been created keeping in mind the demands of the players.
So, for example, a bowler has been given exercises which work to make his core and lower body strength. Similarly, a batsman has been given exercises which also work on his shoulders and wrists,” Source said as quoted by Hindustan Times.
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