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Rohit Sharma: Was looking forward to IPL 2020

Indian opener Rohit Sharma is quarantined at his house due to the 21-day lockdown that was declared on Tuesday within the aftermath of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Rohit had been recovering from a calf harm which he sustained in the course of the fifth T20I between India and New Zealand in Mount Maunganui. He was coaching on the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru earlier than it was shut down due to the unfold of the pandemic.

The 32-year-old batsman mentioned he’s fully match now in a reside interplay on Instagram with former England skipper Kevin Pietersen, though he’s but to endure an official health take a look at.

Rohit additionally claimed that he was looking forward to taking part in in IPL, the place he captains the Mumbai Indians (MI), after spending shut to two months on the sidelines.

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“Definitely miss playing the game. I was injured for two months so have been itching to play. When I got the news that everything was going to be postponed I was very sad. I was really looking forward to playing in the IPL,” he mentioned.

Rohit mentioned that he’s making do with operating up and down the steps of his constructing to keep match.

“It’s very hard actually (to stay fit). I live in a building which has about 54 floors and we had to stop all the indoor and outdoor activities. So just been running up and down the stairs. Not 54 floors but about two or three floors up and down and doing some conditioning exercises here and there,” he added.

MI was scheduled to host Chennai Super Kings (CSK) within the first match of the 2020 season on March 29 (Sunday) on the Wankhede Stadium however the begin to the season was later deferred to April 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Regardless of all that, the safety of the country and the whole world is important. And I can see that there is a lot of discipline in the country. In India I can see that people have been disciplined in the lockdown,” mentioned Rohit.

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