BCCI President Sourav Ganguly opened up on life amid lockdown in India as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Speaking on 100 Hours 100 Stars, an initiative began by Fever Network, Ganguly in contrast the pandemic to a Test match on a dangerous wicket. “This situation is a Test match on a very dangerous wicket. The ball is seaming and spinning as well – the batsman has very little margin of error,” the previous India captain stated.
“So, the batsman has to score runs and keep his wicket safe with this little margin of error, and win this Test match. This is very difficult, but we hope that we will win this match together,” he added.
Speaking about his life amid the lockdown, Ganguly stated that he is having fun with the time he is attending to spend together with his household. “It’s been a month into the lockdown. I didn’t mind it earlier. Earlier, I wouldn’t get time at home like this. My lifestyle involved travelling for work everyday. For the past 30-32 days, I have been at home with my family, spending time with my wife, daughter, my mother and my brother. I have got a time like this after long, so I am enjoying myself,” he stated.
The former left-handed batsman added that he additionally feels involved concerning the ongoing scenario and feels unhappy that it is affecting and costing lives. “But I’m additionally actually upset seeing the present scenario, as a result of so many individuals are struggling outdoors. We are nonetheless struggling to know methods to cease this pandemic. This environment everywhere in the world has actually bothered me. We don’t understand how, when and the place it got here from – all of us have been unprepared for this.
“People are being affected by this a lot. There have been so many deaths. This scenario upsets me, and I additionally really feel scared. People come to my home to ship groceries, meals, so I really feel a little scared as effectively. So it’s a blended feeling. I simply need this to finish as rapidly as attainable.”
Speaking about what he is doing at dwelling, Ganguly added: “I have been working from home – BCCI and ICC work and my own work. But my own work is a little less right now, because the shooting, the sport and the schools have been closed. But the documents work, administrative work and paper work, I have been doing from home now.”
On being requested how he retains himself constructive, the previous cricketer stated: “Cricket has taught me a lot. I faced real life, high-pressure situations. You have to make runs and there is just one ball left. If you make one wrong move, one wrong footwork, you will not get another chance. These kind of situations make you alert and aware about real life situations,” he stated.
“It also helps you in making quick decisions, because on field of cricket, you don’t have time to think. You have to decide on the spot in seconds. This game teaches you a lot of things – patience, resilience. It also taught you about failure and success. When you play, you tune your mind towards success. Similarly, in life, when you feel a bad phase in life, you feel you can get through it,” he added.