Dravid seeing ‘profit’ from coronavirus loss
Former India captain Rahul Dravid believes that inertia and fear can work among players, at least for a few days after the post coronavirus period.
Like many others, the former India top-order batsman is chatting on Facebook Live during this difficult time. Talking to Olympic gold-winning Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra and badminton legend Prakash Padukone, Dravid said, “Even for a short time, a kind of doubt or fear will work in people’s minds. I am sure that when we return to normal life, there will be inertia in everyone.”
In such an unexpected break, many people are worried about fitness. But this unexpected break could enrich the careers of many players. At least that’s what the owner of 13,288 runs in Tests thought, “I personally don’t see any problem in this (epidemic break). I don’t think the players will have any problem doing what they love to do on the field.”
However, ‘The Wall’ sees the return of fitness of the players as a big challenge.
“One of the challenges for many players will be to regain their fitness. If you don’t play for two-three months or if you don’t move your body, it will be difficult to adapt to the game.”
It may take players a long time to get back to fitness at this point. Dravid’s advice for them is, “Match fitness, it may take a while to get back to the fitness of the game. They must be given enough time for this.”
Dravid is seeing good for the players in this long break of the epidemic. It may be that this break will make the players ‘careers longer,’ “I have told many cricketers to see this time as an opportunity to rest their body and mind. You will never get such an opportunity again. If you make good use of these two months, you can easily lengthen your career for another two or three years. That opportunity you may never get another time.”