Cricket is not going to be the identical in the post COVID-19 world and enjoying in empty stadiums would be a “hollow feeling” however Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey is prepared to embrace the “new normal”.
Carey is open to the concept of enjoying in empty stadiums, which in accordance to him may be a method ahead.
“Cricket as we’re used to is going to be different for a bit. There’s the T20 World Cup and the IPL that we’re all looking to play, but it’s hard to picture anything without the fans. It’s going to be a hollow feeling,” mentioned the Delhi Capitals participant throughout an Instagram dwell session along with his IPL crew.
“But I feel the fans will at least have some live cricket to look forward to on TV, and I can promise it’s still going to be some solid cricket which the fans are going to love,” added the left-hander.
Sporting actions, together with cricket, are presently shut due to the cornavirus-pressured lockdown however Carey is in no temper to let mud settle in his expertise and has been working in direction of that in this break.
“I’ve been aiming at going for a 10K run thrice a week, along with shorter sprints, which helps me in maintaining my fitness levels. I’ve also been working with a golf ball in my backyard to keep my hand-eye coordination intact,” mentioned Carey.
“As cricketers, we live, dream and breathe the sport. It has been a good experience to have a month or so off which has helped us recharge our batteries. But I feel when things open up, we will have really good cricket. It will only take a couple of weeks for us to play at the top level,” mentioned Carey, including that he can’t wait to make his IPL debut.
After beginning his sporting profession with the Australian guidelines soccer, Carey switched again to enjoying full-time cricket, and says he is fortunate to have made the choice.
“I had some success at AFL, but I wasn’t quite excelling. I thought I wasn’t good enough, and so I went back to cricket when I was 20 or 21. There were a couple of years I didn’t play cricket at all when I was busy with AFL, so I was rusty when I came back,” he mentioned.
“But by 24, I got back into cricket and into the standard that I would’ve liked to play. I put in some hard yards, and I feel I’m really fortunate that I made that decision to play cricket because I got to represent Australia.”