There can be more cases like Suresh Raina says coach

Mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton feels there can be more cases like CSK start Suresh Raina who might withdrew their name from IPL. The conditioning coach feels that internal motivation and external motivation without the crowd and the unfavourable condition will led the players to take a drastic decision as this version will be played behind closed door.

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All rounder Suresh Raina withdrew his name from participating in the 2020 IPL. Some days it’s due to his uncles unwanted death and some says due to the fear of bio secured bubble out of Corona fear. But Upton feels that , it’s the inner motivation one has to stick to for having a good tournament and teams need to care about that.

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“The big-match temperament players do well when the pressure is on, when there are a lot of people around,” Upton said on ESPNcricinfo Newsroom.

“The fact that you are gonna have games in front of empty stadiums now, you are just not going to have that level of pressure. So the players who rely on big-match temperament to deliver results… Someone like Virat Kohli, will he still be as good when you take away that external stimulation and noise and pressure? You are gonna find players who normally fall over when the pressure gets high. They will be able to just carry on batting because there is not going to be the physical presence of spectators.”

Paddy Upton feels that there could be a more cases like Suresh Raina who retired from India’s team a few days ago. He cited that the long time bio secured bubble without the specrator will have a effect to the players and staffs including coaches.

“There are a number of other players who are very much in the same boat as Suresh Raina and I just hope that the teams are aware of that and are catering for that,” Upton said. “There are coaches who are gonna be struggling, there are support staff who are gonna be struggling in that three-month bio-bubble.



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