Bharat Arun, the bowling coach of the Indian cricket team, has asserted that once the lockdown ends, the players will need six to eight weeks of training before getting match ready for international cricket.
At Present, when all the cricket is on halt, players are getting their daily routines done by the limited facilities accessible to them. BCCI has chalked out a fitness plan to keep players healthy and fit during the lockdown. To enhance the fitness of Indian cricketers, BCCI is monitoring them on a daily basis by a app.
BCCI has also prepared a four-stage comprehensive plan to make sure every player remains physically and mentally fit during this period. And a part of the plan, BCCI was also getting ready for an outstation fitness camp before an extension of lockdown cancelled everything.
As quoted by TOI, Bharat Arun said, “For a professional sportsperson, to be sitting at home doing nothing can be very frustrating. Not being able to expand that energy is like a curse. It can be boring, can be extremely monotonous. But there’s no choice and therefore it’s a challenge that has to be taken up.
“The team management has identified that the cricketers will need camp lasting six to eight weeks to conduct this elevated training and optimum skill-based programme before they can walk out to play international cricket,” he stated.
Arun also mentioned Mohammed Shami especially as he has been in constant touch with him over the last few days. “He keeps sending me videos and I keep talking to him, motivating him “Tu bas aise hi practice karte reh. Tera ek do saal aur career mein add ho jayega (Just keep bowling/practising like this. You’ll add a year or two to your career going forward,” he talked about Shami.
BCCI has not given concrete information on the future of Cricket yet. BCCI treasurer Arun Dhamal also refused to comment on anything in these prevailing conditions.