Longer than expected breaks bigger challenge for fast bowlers: Ashish Nehra
By: PTI | New Delhi |

Published: April 5, 2020 4:55:31 pm


Ashish Nehra played his last international match against New Zealand earlier this month. Ashish Nehra (PTI file picture)

A batsman can do with yoga and weight coaching however for the retailers of velocity, former India pacer Ashish Nehra feels the absence of operating for extra than three months at a stretch may come of their means of health.

According to him, the fast bowlers must begin operating in the end.

India is within the second week of a three-week lockdown enforced to include the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed extra than 70 lives whereas infecting over 3000 folks.

With sporting actions coming to a standstill, the elite athletes are confined to their properties, making an attempt to stay match whereas hoping for motion to start as soon as normalcy returns.

“Let’s contemplate just a few conditions. Even if the lockdown ends on April 15, it is going to take loads of time for social life to turn into regular.

“If you ask me, I am not expecting any cricketing activity before July. So this is a long break but once action starts fast bowlers have the biggest challenge to remain fit,” Nehra instructed PTI throughout an interplay.

Just like former India group physio John Gloster, Nehra additionally feels that the paucity of house for most cricketers is an issue and extra so for the fast bowlers.

“Lack of running time for fast bowlers is an issue. Now the situation is unavoidable. So whoever at least has a garden with say 15 metres or 20 metres space, they should do shuttle run thrice a week unless they are allowed to train at grounds,” mentioned Nehra.

Shuttle run includes quick strides between 20 to 40 metres the place gamers run between factors A and B.

“You can do as much of yoga or free weights, fast bowler’s life is nothing without good running time. There is a lot of difference with batsmen,” mentioned Nehra, who has been a bowling coach with IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Why does one must run extra than say biking or swimming?

“It’s not just about heart-rate but also about bowling muscles such as hamstring, glutes, groin and calf, they remain activated. Giving a choice between swimming, cycling and running, as a cricketer I would say running. Also a bit of shadow bowling can help in visualization,” mentioned Nehra, who has performed 164 internationals for India (17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 27 T20Is).

He had a phrase of recommendation for those that have sprawling terraces with soil and grass cowl.

“It’s fine if you are doing Surya Namaskar on terrace but if you start running and doing shuttle run, you will end up damaging your knees and ankles because of hard surface.The very reason that professional players should avoid playing tennis on hard courts in five-star hotels. They are cement courts.”

Nehra mentioned that he’s assured whether or not it’s the BCCI or ICC, even when there’s a semblance of normalcy by June, they are going to give no less than a month’s time to the gamers to arrange, as one can’t out of the blue begin taking part in.

“And injuries can happen to anyone. The fast bowler who has trained the least might be fitter than fast bowler who has trained the most. Nature of sport is such. But yes, I hope that if lockdown ends, they have access to grounds,” mentioned Nehra.

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And he additionally had a phrase of warning for fast bowlers {and professional} gamers typically.

Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra, after this extended break, can afford to come back again with a paunch. Not energetic gamers. So break ka matlab ye naahi ki biryani khaani hain (A break from sport doesn’t imply you should have biryani).”

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