Last updated on March 25, 2020
The full lockdown of the nation in wake of COVID-19 is probably nature’s method of reminding that at occasions sportsperson take the sport too significantly when there are far larger issues in life, says India spinner R Ashwin.
The novel coronavirus has thus far claimed 11 Indian lives together with 500 optimistic instances with world dying toll crossing 16,000.
“Right now is the time to find solutions instead of blaming this country or that country. The solution for the time being seems to be social-distancing and patience. Hopefully science finds a breakthrough soon,” Ashwin advised ESPNCricinfo.
“There is a lesson in all this: we take the game too seriously. There are far bigger things than the game that can hamper it,” India’s premier spinner added.
Ashwin mentioned that he’s not precisely eager about the sport proper now although at occasions he’s lacking the stress that comes with competitors.
“For a change, despite so much free time on hand, I haven’t thought much about the game. For once the craving to watch something on TV is not there. I don’t know how this has happened, but it has. I have not gone on YouTube looking for old clips either,” the India worldwide mentioned.
In regular occasions, one trains with a sure goal which isn’t there in these unprecedented occasions.
“Nor am I lacking the sport as such besides the rigours and tensions of taking part in the game, the stress of it, simply making an attempt to compete. Every day you’re looking ahead to one thing.
“If you go to practise, you are looking forward to, say, the IPL, the TNPL, or club cricket. To some cricket. Tomorrow if I have to turn up at the nets, I don’t know what to look forward to,” he mentioned.
But that additionally provides a brand new perspective, he feels.
“There is a freshness to that, to be sincere. You do not must stay up for something. Just flip up and benefit from the sport. Need to bowl the ball or hit the ball and never fear about what’s in entrance of you. Obviously I’m not going to exit to bat or bowl within the close to future, but when I do in isolation, I feel it is going to be nice.