The Covid-19 pandemic has made us face a troublesome time. Especially as an athlete, as a result of we’re used to a busy life—we’re all the time coaching, travelling and enjoying matches. As soon I landed in India from Australia (after the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final month), I realised the issue the world was coping with.
Since then, we’ve determined to self-isolate at dwelling, not just for our security but in addition these round us. With folks testing constructive for coronavirus in Chandigarh, it has change into a matter of grave concern for the native authorities to take care of the scenario.
It just isn’t simple for me to sit down at dwelling, so we’ve designed some routine dwelling exercise drills to maintain myself lively—primary activation work like core, shoulders, gluteus, some isometric workout routines and wall drills (like juggling with the ball). Plus, I do yoga which entails respiratory workout routines and primary stretching, and likewise play some tennis ball cricket with my brother in our yard for enjoyable.
Being away from household for nearly 50 days was testing after which the frustration of not successful the T20 World Cup remaining (towards Australia) has given me time to introspect. Even although I’m enjoyable proper now, I hope cricket resumes as soon as doable and I’m in a position to practice.
I’m making an attempt my hand at cooking. I made shahi paneer and egg bhurji lately, whereas I additionally put together tea for everybody at dwelling throughout breakfast.
It is beautiful to be along with household on this powerful time. Spending high quality time with my brother, sister and oldsters helps me get by the times. I missed my mom and her cooking in Australia. She has created a really cute nook within the terrace of our home, the place we often chit-chat over espresso within the evenings.
I’m additionally catching up on loads of stuff on the TV and on-line—I’ve been watching The Test and a few different net sequence.
My prayers are with your entire world and I urge each one to remain secure and observe the protection measures. I endorse what Prime Minister Narendra Modi is saying relating to this outbreak. We all ought to adhere to it.
(As informed to Shalini Gupta)