Former New Zealand captain and Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendan McCullum on Friday mentioned he agrees with batting legend Sachin Tendulkar that the menace of COVID-19 and lockdown interval wants to be tackled session by session like a Test match, making certain the times are properly deliberate.
The lethal virus has introduced the world to a standstill with the Indian Premier League (IPL) additionally getting postponed. Tendulkar not too long ago spoke about approaching these tough instances with a session-by-session approach.
“I agree with Sachin. I think you know we need to just try and break this down, and try and look at it in isolation every time — just small steps like in a session by session (scenario). Deal with every day, make sure your days are well planned, well structured,” McCullum advised Knights Unplugged on www.kkr.in.
“I feel that’s the most effective factor from what we’ve tried to do in our household as properly. Every day, write a little bit of a plan of what we’re going to strive to tick off and what we’re going to attempt to obtain. Funnily sufficient we’ve achieved it round meal instances — breakfast collectively, lunch collectively after which dinner collectively.
“Additionally, simply type of tick off some jobs outdoors, whether or not it’s cleansing out your wardrobes or whether or not its cleansing the roof or doing all of the gutters or no matter, there’s all the time one thing to be achieved. Just as Sachin mentioned, play it like a Test match and break it down into classes,” added the 38-year previous.
On how he’s dealing with the current state of affairs, the ace stumper batsman mentioned: “Well I suppose we’re all dealing with it in numerous methods, and each nation has its personal points for the time being.
“It has positively handed issues slowly. I’m making an attempt to benefit from the time that I’m getting at house with the household, as a result of in a humorous means, we’re all compelled to actually spend a variety of time with our family members which is improbable.
“We in all probability don’t cease and take as a lot time to respect that. When we’re on the opposite facet of this pandemic and hopefully, we haven’t misplaced too many lives, and issues are returning to regular within the schedule of all of us cricket coaches, commentators and folks throughout concerned within the recreation, it’s going to get fairly intense.
“So I’m making an attempt to simply benefit from the break for now.”
McCullum has been following KKR’s new energy and situation coach Chris Donaldson’s exercise regimes fairly diligently.
“If you’re going to do a little bit of crime, you’ve got to do some time too! That’s exactly why Chris Donaldson, our trainer, who is also the New Zealand team’s trainer and a former Olympics sprinter, has been setting up sessions for all the (KKR) players,” he mentioned.
“I’ve type of figured that as a coach, I can’t ask others to do what you’re not ready to do your self. So while I can’t do them in addition to the gamers can, I can nonetheless put in a bit of little bit of effort.
“I’ve additionally heard that the shirts this yr — all our apply shirts and coaches shirts — are going to be very, very tight, so I would like to be sure that I’m not too fats as we head into the season!”