The novel coronavirus has forced everyone to lock themselves behind closed doors. The only way to avoid the spread of the virus is to follow social distancing because scientists still have not found the proper medication to cure infectious COVID-19. So, in such a situation, the governments across the world have also extended lockdown, which is triggering the economy of countries. The sports industry is also facing losses without matches or games; revenue can not be generated.
Former Test cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra kept his view on the subject whether sports should resume amid the deadly virus.
Aakash Chopra believes that currently we should focus on our health rather than thinking of when the game of cricket will restart. He said that we need to be optimistic and support each other in such unavoidable circumstances.
I’m not worried about the future of cricket: Aakash Chopra
“I’m not worried about the future of cricket. I’m fairly optimistic that things will eventually turn out ok. That’s the beauty of humanity. We find a way to bounce back. Yes, I understand there are financial losses, a lot of people will take a hit. But does that mean cricket will be wiped off the face of the planet? No, that’s not going to happen. There is no reason for everybody to not get together and figure out a way that everybody is at least floating and not drowning,” Chopra told TOI.
Aakash Chopra is very optimistic:
“That is something I’m very optimistic about. Everyone will get together and figure out a way – let sports not die, let’s make less money, let’s play more if that’s something that is needed. Let’s help the broadcasters, let’s help the Boards. This too shall pass.”
However, Chopra acknowledged that without sports, people would have to face losses that are directly or indirectly connected to a game. So, Aakash Chopra, who himself is a commentator, has said that the game needs to get resume one day to decrease the losses caused by the coronavirus.