Pacer Shardul Thakur on Saturday turned the primary India cricketer to renew outside coaching after a two-month coronavirus-forced break. Thakur, who has featured in a single Check, 11 ODIs and 15 T20s, hit a neighborhood floor at Boisar in Maharashtra’s Palghar district together with some home gamers. The Maharashtra authorities has allowed opening of stadiums for particular person coaching in inexperienced and orange zones with out spectators. This was after the house ministry supplied leisure in restrictions for the fourth section of the lockdown until Might 31.
“Sure, we practised right this moment. It was good and positively pleasing to observe after two months,” Thakur informed PTI.
An official stated that the Palghar Dahanu Taluka Sports activities Affiliation began the web periods at Boisar, which is round 110 kms away from Mumbai.
Strict security protocols have been adopted, with every bowler getting his personal set of disinfected balls.
“All the protection measures have been adopted. The bowlers acquired their very own balls which have been disinfected and temperatures of the gamers who got here for practise have been additionally checked,” the official stated.
Mumbai batsman Hardik Tamore, who made his Ranji debut for the home giants final season, was additionally seen coaching on the similar floor.
“As soon as the rules from the Palghar District collector (state authorities) was issued regarding sports activities, it was all the time the intention to start coaching course of,” Mumbai Cricket Affiliation, Council member Ajinkya Naik stated.
“Because of our unbelievable facility in Palghar district, we have been capable of facilitate much-needed coaching program to our esteemed gamers whereas adhering to social distancing norms and hygiene,” he added.
All sporting motion within the nation has been halted since March 25, when the primary nationwide lockdown, to stem the unfold of the coronavirus outbreak, was introduced by the central authorities.
High cricketers like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who’ve resorted to dwelling exercises to maintain themselves match in the course of the lockdown, are nonetheless ready to renew particular person coaching.
Solely India pacer Mohammed Shami has been capable of prepare outdoors, in his personal farm land.
On Thursday, England’s Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes turned the primary set of cricketers to return to particular person coaching at their native county grounds.