Former India pacer Ashish Nehra thinks that the ongoing lockdown will take a big toll on fast-bowlers. Sporting activities, including cricket, are currently suspended all across the world in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Team India has not played any game since the tour of New Zealand last month.
Due to the pandemic, the players have no option but to stay inside. They are also not managing to train well, and Ashish Nehra thinks that it may cause problems for the bowlers. The ex-India pacer has stated that the pacers are facing the biggest challenge to stay fit during this period.
“Let’s consider a few scenarios. Even if the lockdown ends on April 15, it will take a lot of time for the social life to become normal.”
“If you ask me about it, I am not expecting any cricketing activity before July. So this is a long break from cricket, but once the action starts, fast bowlers have the biggest challenge to remain in shape,” Ashish Nehra mentioned.
“Lack of running time for fast bowlers is an issue. Now the situation is inevitable. So whoever at least has a garden say 15 meters or 20 meters space, they should do a shuttle run a week thrice unless they are allowed to train at grounds,” stated Ashish Nehra.
“You can do as much yoga or free weights. Fast bowlers’ life is nothing without good running time. There is a lot of difference with batsmen,” he added.