The pandemic coronavirus has halted the smooth running of human lives, forcing to stop many global events across the globe including many sporting events. There has been lockdown in various places with people staying indoors to fight the virus. West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has advised the cricketers to use this break and introspect on their life.
According to the World Health Organisation(WHO), there is 2,67.013, confirmed cases of coronavirus, with a death toll of 11201. More than 185 countries have been affected by COVID-19 which can spread rapidly in the coming days. The virus has left its mark in India as well with 300+ cases reported and a death toll of 6.
Meanwhile, the cricketers have got a surprise break with the outbreak of the coronavirus. All the series and tournaments have been called off or postponed until further notice. Veteran Kieron Pollard has urged the players to use the break to stay mentally and physically fit.
“It is a good time for introspection, a good time for reflection, a good time to look at where you are as an individual in your career and what you want to achieve going forward,” he was quoted as saying by Jamaica Gleaner.
Kieron Pollard, who is currently nursing a niggle which ruled him out of the Pakistan Super League expressed that it is the right time to work on physical and mental fitness. He also advised that players can work from home to prepare of the season to follow.
“You have to take this time in order to do that and also keep yourself in good physical shape, and mentally as well, because when the bell rings and they say ‘ok, everything is back to normal and we need to go on tour’, it might not be enough time to be prepared, but you as an individual have to be prepared mentally in order for you to try to perform at your best,” he concluded.