Players and everyone else should stick with this virus: Gambhir – cricket


Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir said that players ought to “stick with” the coronavirus for the foreseeable future. The outbreak of the pandemic put a full stop on the cricketing calendar this yr across the globe with varied worldwide sequence postponed or cancelled.

It has prompted discussions on rule modifications that might be wished as quickly as cricket returns, significantly on the apply of using saliva to shine the ball. “I don’t suppose plenty of pointers and guidelines shall be modified, you might possibly have an alternate for the utilization of saliva — aside from that I don’t suppose so many modifications will happen,” said Gambhir on Star Sports activities actions current Cricket Associated.

“Players and everyone else should stick with this virus; possibly they should get used to it that there is a virus and that may in all probability be spherical. Players might end up catching it, and you purchased to stick with it.”

Gambhir said social distancing may be easier in cricket as compared with totally different sports activities actions. “Social distancing and totally different pointers won’t be simple for any sport to maintain up. You presumably can nonetheless deal with to do it with cricket, nonetheless how will you do it in soccer, hockey and totally different sports activities actions as successfully. So, I really feel you merely want to stick with it, possibly the sooner you accept it, the upper it is,” he said.