The spread of Coronavirus has had drastic implications on the world of sport. Major sporting events scheduled this year had to be suspended, including various bilateral series and Twenty20 cricket leagues around the globe. Players have been asked to self-isolate themselves and Team India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is using the break productively.
Pant, like various other professional cricketers, has been given a fitness regime to follow by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Nobody knows when the after-effects of Coronavirus will end, and so, to keep players in the right shape, they have been advised to follow strict routines.
Rishabh Pant focuses on fitness amid Coronavirus pandemic
The BCCI took to Twitter recently to post a video of the 22-year-old batsman Pant working out in isolation at his home.
BCCI shares Rishabh Pant’s isolation workout routine on Twitter:
In the clip shared by India’s governing body of cricket, Pant can be seen doing side planks, running on a treadmill, and doing push-ups.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 27, 2020
The explosive batsman Pant is not the only player who has been keeping his fitness in check, as England’s Test skipper Joe Root has been trying to stay in the right shape in this time of crisis.
In the meantime, the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season has been postponed until April 15, although the fate of the tournament remains up in the air.
PM Narendra Modi invoked a 21-day lockdown in India recently, to curb the spread of Coronvarius.
Travel bans have been put in place in order to combat the deadly virus, and if things do not improve, the IPL will have to be suspended indefinitely.
Meanwhile, Ben Stokes has confirmed his availability for the league, if it does get underway in time.