Rusty players will need four weeks of practice before games: Ajinkya Rahane

MUMBAI: Do you remember Bollywood hit 2016, Sultan? In the movie, superstar Salman Khan , who plays the role of a fighter, crosses his hands to do 'namaste' every time he hits his opponent.

Thanks to the threat of coronavirus pandemic, Team India You can also enjoy a similar practice after taking a wicket, instead of players hugging each other wildly, as has been the norm so far.

Perhaps, now, we will celebrate a wicket by doing 'namaste' (greeting each other)! We'll go back to the old style (of holding a wicket) now. It can be about staying in your place on the field, and just clapping or hitting those five from there Ajinkya Rahane The vice-captain of the Indian test team told TOI in an interview on Wednesday.


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Rahane felt that stakeholders in Cricket Caution is required when resuming sport in the post-Covid-19 world. You can't take anything for granted now. I always think the safety of fans is very important. Until we get a vaccine, we don't know what's going to happen, he said.

The Mumbaikar stressed that it won't be easy for Cricket ers to get back to action straight away after the lockdown.

It will be a challenge. I am focusing on my workouts, meditating and sticking to the program that I got from our coach. But I think in terms of skills, we will need three to four weeks of proper practice sessions before we start. back in the game, he said, while attending an ELSA Corp event on Wednesday.

Revealing how he has been dealing with the blockade, the Indian 'testing specialist' said: I believe in having routines. I finish my training before my daughter wakes up. Staying in shape right now is very important. Maintaining a positive mindset is important. It is important. about staying disciplined, motivated, and taking it one day at a time. I am helping my wife cook and take care of my daughter.