Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma is one of the most loved cricketers and given his entertaining style of play, fans in the stadium go berserk. With all the cricketing action in a standstill as of now, there is no doubt that fans are eager for it to resume. While the sport would be back sooner or later, it remains uncertain when spectators would be allowed inside the stadium. The 33-year old has opined on how the game will look being played without fans.
In the sporting world, football has been one of them to have resumed. While the English Premier League and La Liga haven’t begun, Germany’s Bundesliga commenced last week, which is one of the significant ones. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemics were all visible to be seen. Before the start of the match, no customary handshakes took place with both the sides coming from the different sides of the ground to the playing field.
The social distancing norms were also abided by as substitutes sat at 1.5 distance from each other, wearing masks. The goal celebration did not involve the players coming close to each other following the German Government’s orders of maintaining distance amongst each other. Meanwhile, La Liga also got the Spanish Government’s clearance to start from the 8th of June.
Fans are the ones who make every sport look glamorous around the world: Rohit Sharma
In a Facebook live chat with presenter Joe Morrison, the Mumbai batsman was asked the state of the sport without fans for a while. Rohit Sharma responded by terming fans as the most crucial aspect for any sporting event around the globe and the ones who add colour to the competitions.
India’s limited-overs vice-captain went on to say that once the pandemic’s situation is stable, the spectators can be allowed within the stadium. Nevertheless, on his part, the safety of everyone comes ahead of everything else.
“They (fans) are so important for any sporting event in the world. They are the ones who make every sport so glamorous around the world. At least the first measure has to be everyone’s safety. Once these measures are taken care of, slowly and smoothly fans can be allowed inside the stadium. The safety of everyone is of utmost importance. It needs to be taken into consideration before taking any measures.” Rohit Sharma said as quoted by Times of India.