Mike Hesson is one of the finest cricketing minds on the international circuit. He is young and contested for the Team India head coach job. He, however, could not grab it as Ravi Shastri was the obvious favourite to retain the role. But the then Kapil Dev-led CAC appreciated his effort and analytic skills.
Hesson is in India. The director of cricket for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) could not leave the country as a 21-day lockdown was imposed in the wake of coronavirus and he also had some video conferences with the IPL franchise to attend.
Mike Hesson’s life in India
In an interview to Sportstar, Hesson gave a glimpse of his life in India amid lockdown and said he is currently learning a few Indian languages.
“I am starting to learn a couple of languages. When you are fully immersed in life, it takes a backseat. I am trying to change myself and trying to learn a little bit of the local languages,” he said.
“When you are in a different country, you try and learn its languages. I am learning Hindi and also a bit of Kannada. It’s a difficult language for sure, but I am trying my best to learn it,” he added.
I am still working: Mike Hesson
The Bengaluru franchise has made sure that Mike Hesson does not has to deal with any trouble. They are taking care of him, as he continues to watch videos and analyse the required things. In the free time, Hesson reads books or talks to his girlfriend.
“I have been well taken care of by the RCB. I am still working. I am watching some cricket videos, taking down notes and planning for the season and beyond,” he said.
“It is very important. I try and cook some meals, that takes a bit of time. Then, I read some books, talk to my girlfriend. That’s how it has been,” he said.
“I call them at least twice a day. No doubt, I would have loved being at home with my girls, but that’s not possible, everyone is in a difficult position now,” he said.