Former Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh says that sport is the farthest from his mind in the difficult times when COVID-19 has gripped the world. All sporting activities have been put to an abrupt halt, although, the spin legend is at home with his family, hoping that the pandemic will pass away soon.
In a recent interview, the player who is fondly renowned as ‘Bhajji’, revealed that he feels much comforted being with his daughter in the lockdown, although the former cricketer-turned-commentator also keeps tracking latest updates about the Coronavirus.
Harbhajan Singh opens up about life in quarantine:
The 39-year-old Harbhajan Singh had a chat with news agency PTI, about the impending dangers the world is facing, and how Harbhajan tries to make the most of the time available to him, now that he’s on a break.
“You see life from a completely different perspective in these times of crisis. Sport is farthest from your mind at this point in time. Now that I am home, I am spending most of my time reading anything and everything about COVID-19,” said the veteran.
He continued, “I try to read every authentic piece of information available. All updates provided by the government about the current situation. And yes, most importantly, I try to read and find out what kind of breakthrough scientists, biologists and doctors are making.”
“You need to keep your spirits up and be self-motivated in these trying times. Any positive information lifts your spirits,” Harbhajan stated further.
Spending time with my daughter lifts my spirits: Harbhajan Singh
The Jalandhar born cricketer had joined up with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for their training camp ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season, although, that too had to be called off due to Coronavirus. Harbhajan is using this break to spend some quality time with his family.
“Me (sic) and my wife do yoga together in the morning. We are now taking time out to play scrabble and darts in the evening. At times, we watch a movie together,” he said.
“The break has given me an opportunity to spend quality time with Hinaya. It’s really joyful when I get to play with her. It lifts my spirit. Right now all I want is everybody to be safe,” he added.