The cricketers have got more time to spend the time with their loved over family because of the pandemic. The virus has forced everyone to lock themselves behind the door. Indian cricketer Hanuma Vihari is also enjoying the break and preparing for the upcoming challenges.
Because of the expansion of the coronavirus worldwide, all the cricket series including the 13th Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) has been postponed. So, the cricketers have no match for at least a month. The IPL is postponed till 15th April, but the BCCI will have to face many hurdles to start the tournament. Additionally, the rapid growth in the number of coronavirus cases will further delay the tournament.
Hanuma Vihari is focused:
Cricketers have plenty of time to spend time with their families. Hanuma Vihari has claimed that he is surely enjoying the time, but he is also focussing on his fitness. He also said that he is working hard to improve his skill for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020.
“I am going to use this time to focus on my fitness, sharpen my skills for county cricket as well as for Australia tour in late 2020,” Vihari was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“Mentally, I am trying hard to keep myself positive and busy. My challenge is: there is no cricket for the next three to four months. I do have a summer to look forward to having signed with a team in the English County Championship, here my contract starts from late August. Fingers crossed about that.”
After playing the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 which is scheduled in October-November in Australia, India will play the four Test-match series against the hosts Australia. This test series is the part of ICC World Test Championship 2019-21. However, delay in the mega event might force the delay of the Test series.
Further, Vihari said that the break has given him an opportunity to celebrate his wedding anniversary with his wife. But he hopes that everything quickly gets back to normal.