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Virat Kohli on how cricket will evolve over the next few months

31 May, 2020
Virat Kohli on how cricket will evolve over the next few months
31 May, 2020 By Editor

With 5.8 million active cases registered worldwide, the COVID pandemic has brought the world to a complete standstill. Several sporting events, including the Indian Premier League and the Tokyo Olympics, have come to an abrupt end in the process.

The cricketers are making good use of the much-needed break by spending time with their families and interacting with the fans on social networking platforms. 


In the final episode of 'Reminisce with Ash,' Virat Kohli was seen sharing a few cricketing anecdotes with Ravichandran Ashwin. 


When Ashwin asked him if he sees the game undergoing significant changes when it returns, Virat Kohli said, "Game changing a lot? Man, I do not know what is going to happen, it is so strange thinking even of practice sessions like instinctively you want to clap/hi-five, but you cannot do that, you will meet people after a long time, and you would have to fold hands and stay away." 


The 31-year-old batsman felt that it would be a longstanding feature until a vaccine is identified to contain the virus.

"I know it sounds strange, it might be a permanent feature until there is some sort of cure or vaccine that comes out, we will need to make that a part of our routine," he added.

Virat Kohli also explained that people will not find it extremely difficult to adhere to the new challenges that the coronavirus would pose. 


"We all find it strange, with all things in life, it won't be that difficult to make a part of our lives," Kohli was quoted as saying to Ashwin.


Last week, ICC provided stratagems for the resumption of cricket at all levels of competitive cricket. The document also furnished protocols for teams to return to training, playing, and travelling. 


Significant points:

  • Appointment of a chief medical/ bio-safety officer to ensure that the guidelines are followed when the players return to their training regime. 
  • Establishing pre-isolation camps at venues, which will include temperature checks and Covid-19 centres. 
  • The ICC also accentuates the importance of the availability of medical facilities at the venue.
  • Regular sanitization when in contact with the ball.
  • Players will be asked to not touch their eyes, nose and mouth after the contact with the ball.