The whole world has come together to fight the pandemic coronavirus which has taken lives of more than 18000 people across the globe. The citizens are asked to quarantine themselves in a bid to curb the spread of the deadly virus.
There have been over 420000 positive cases recorded across the globe with China, Italy, Spain, and the United States the most affected. Talking about India, there are 562 cases so far with a death toll of 11. The situation is getting out of control with each passing forcing the Government of India to enforce lockdown in the country until April 15.
With all the sporting events cancelled or postponed, the cricketers are getting a lot of free time to spend with themselves and introspect on their game. Meanwhile, England’s Test skipper Joe Root, who copped severe criticisms following low scores is using this time to work on his fitness and stay fit.
“While it has been good to get some downtime after our return from Sri Lanka, keeping my fitness up is really important so I can be at the top of my game when we get back on the field. I’m an active person anyway, with my young son keeping me busy, but having a structured plan will help me improve in certain areas,” said Root.
“We’d obviously much rather be playing cricket right now, but this gives us an opportunity to recover from a demanding past 12 months and get our bodies in good shape for when matches resume,” he added further.
Meanwhile, last week England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that they are expecting a seven-week delay ahead of the start of 2020 season. The English County Championship was due to kick off from April 12 but ECB has suspended all activities until May 28.