This will be a very different 24th April for Sachin Tendulkar, who will need to spend his 47th birthday celebrating at residence along with his household, and taking a look at methods to assist with the battle in opposition to Covid-19. In a chat with Hindustan Times, a day earlier than his birthday, he speaks about routines athletes must observe throughout the lockdown to maintain themselves match and motivated, and the way cricket will emerge as a different sport submit this pandemic.
Q: In lockdown one has not a lot to do. What’s your routine?
My day begins with train. Then (I get busy) with stuff associated to Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar Sports Management (SRTSM) the place we talk about all pending issues.
With the lockdown, each Anjali and me are getting a lot of time with our children. I’ve not been travelling, so my mom can be getting a lot of time with me.
We are enjoying board video games, watching films and TV sequence, and listening to music proper from the 70s to at the present time. The kids and me take turns (selecting songs) so we are able to develop a style for his or her kind of music. They already know my kind of music.
(For sportspeople), it’s equally vital to know (when to) change on and change off. You need to maintain your psychological health going as nicely, it’s not nearly bodily health. If you might be mentally wholesome, this time will go too. And when it passes, you might be in a good frame of mind to maneuver on to the following problem.
How troublesome will or not it’s for high stage gamers to get again into rhythm as soon as cricket resumes?
I’m certain no match goes to occur out of the blue. Nobody goes to say that as we speak the lockdown is over from tomorrow it’s important to exit and play a match. So gamers will get time to arrange. All these present gamers have a sure stage of health and for that to decrease, it takes a very long time. It all is determined by how neatly you need to utilise this time and transfer ahead.
Post COVID-19 how do you see the sport altering? There is a lot of debate on using saliva to take care of the ball. Your ideas?
The technique of shining the ball goes to alter now. I don’t know what it will be as a lot of it must do with hygiene. Celebrations additionally (will change); one can’t do excessive-fives or hug one another. Hopefully the sport will begin after we overcome this problem however I really feel that component will keep someplace in the again of the thoughts. It will finally boil right down to the hygiene ranges we keep. So, to take care of sure stage of hygiene not simply throughout this section however submit this section can be going to be essential for everybody.
It would be a strange feeling to be inside an empty stadium. Because you draw lot of energy from the crowd after hitting a boundary or after taking a wicket. So, you are not going to get all that. It may even seem like net practice. Drawing that energy from the spectators, that feel is going to be lost without any doubt.
There are reports of Cricket Australia planning a Test series with India exclusively at Adelaide Oval with players staying in the ground’s new hotel. What do you think of the idea?
I don’t endorse it all. It’s not something I’m particularly excited about. You could maybe look at a one-day series but to have 25 days of Test cricket at one venue…I don’t endorse that.
The IPL has been put on the backburner now. How will it impact the people involved?
Lockdown is for everyone. It will be unfair to single out just the IPL as a tournament and say so many people are losing their livelihoods. We need to understand why this is happening. This is all happening in the interest of our nation, and nothing comes above that.