Shardul Thakur becomes first Indian to return in training
Fast bowler Shardul Thakur has become the first India cricketer and fourth among all international cricketers to return to individual training after the coronavirus pandemic hit back.
Earlier, England pacer duo- Stuard Broad and Chris Woakes and all-rounder Ben Stokes had returned in training on Thursday, May 21.
On Saturday (May 23), Shardul gave a glimpse into the post-lockdown world and a hope to see cricket back on track. He hit a local ground at Boisar in Maharashtra’s Palghar district.
The Maharashtra government has permitted opening of arenas for individual training in green and orange zones without spectators.
“Truly, we rehearsed today. It was acceptable and unquestionably satisfying to rehearse following two months,” Thakur told PTI.
An official said that that the Palghar Dahanu Taluka Sports Association began the net meetings at Boisar, which is around 110 kms from Mumbai. Severe well-being conventions were followed, with every bowler getting his own arrangement of disinfected balls.
“All the well-being measures were followed. The bowlers got their own balls which were cleaned and temperatures of the players who wanted practice were likewise checked,” the official said.