Rahane suggests to do ‘namaste’ to celebrate wickets
Everyone hopes that the coronavirus disaster will be over in a while. Even if life becomes normal again, many previous traditions can change.
Take cricket as an example, players shake hands, hug, punch in the air for the joy of getting wickets. They shake hands with each other in court or at the end of the game. Many such traditions may change in the post COVID-19 world.
How will a bowler celebrate after getting a wicket? Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane is looking for a way out. In a recent web conference, the vice-captain of the Indian Test team said,
“Now that the wicket has been taken, the bowlers may do namaste or do something like that. Just stand in your place like in the old days. No need to run across boundaries. Not only in cricket, but also in ordinary life, it seems to have a lot of impact.”
There are rumors that cricket may change a lot in the future. But Rahane is waiting to start the game for now, “I don’t know what the ICC will do. We all have to wait and see. We have to see when cricket starts. What changes do the authorities bring? We are all looking forward to returning to the field.”
Rahane’s lockdown time is now in Mumbai. He explained how he’s spending his time under home quarantine and said, “I wake up very early in the morning. I get things done before the girl gets up. It is very important to stay fit and have a positive mindset. I am helping my wife to cook and clean the house. The best part is spending time with your daughter. I have a black belt in judo. 3-4 days a week so I practiced karate. The real thing is to be in perfect routine.”