Forced break will help athletes prolong their professional careers, says Kevin Pietersen
With more than three lakh deaths reported globally, the coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. While the Bundesliga announced its return last week, it will be quite interesting to see how the cricketing world evolves in the post-pandemic period.
The broadcasters/commentators have been vocal across social media platforms sharing various anecdotes about the game. Ravi Shastri spoke about the fatigue factor last month and inferred that the break would have helped the players to rejuvenate themselves. During the New Zealand tour, he saw fatigue starting to take a toll on some of the players.
Former English batsman Kevin Pietersen agrees with Ravi Shastri that a forced break would have encouraged athletes to prolong their professional careers.
The 39-year-old mapped out the positivity in the midst of the lockdown period, claiming that the break would have stimulated athletes to focus on their mental wellbeing, recovering from their niggles, and reinvigorating themselves.
I wonder how many sportsmen/women have had their careers lengthened with this forced break?— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) May 25, 2020
Little niggles healing. A mental break from pressure. Falling back in love with their sport.
Would be interesting to find out?
"I wonder how many sportsmen/women have had their careers lengthened with this forced break? Little niggles healing. A mental break from pressure. Falling back in love with their sport. Would be interesting to find out?" the former England batsman was quoted as saying.
Kevin Pietersen indicated that a number of professional athletes concurred with his statements as they liked his tweet.
Judging by how many PROFESSIONAL athletes have liked my post - there’s PLENTY!— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) May 25, 2020
Would be a great documentary....!
"Judging by how many professional athletes have liked my tweet - there's plenty! Would be a great documentary." - Pietersen said in a tweet.