The Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan feels the players will miss playing in front of a huge crowd. The Indian team is always used to playing in front of a jam-packed stadium. In fact, team India always gets support from the crowd and it hardly matters where they are playing. However, the present scenario of the coronavirus will force the matches to take place behind closed doors.
It is going to be totally different situation altogether as the crowd is the heartbeat of every sport. In fact, it is said that the crowd is often the 12th man for the home side. Meanwhile, the players will need to get used to the situation and they will have to play without any crowd support.
Shikhar Dhawan will look to make a roaring comeback.
On the other hand, the players will feel like they are playing domestic circuit, where there is hardly any crowd for the live matches. It is going to take some time but the players will have to adjust.
In fact, the ICC has issued new guidelines in which it is mentioned that the players should avoid unnecessary contact with each other. Thus, we might not be able to see a huddle celebration after a wicket.
“Obviously, we are going to miss playing in front of a huge crowd if tournaments take place behind closed doors, the fans bring their own charm and aura, but at the same time it would be an opportunity as we have been sitting at our homes for two months now,” Dhawan told Mathews in Instagram live interaction with Sri Lanka’s all-rounder Angelo Matthews.
“Once we go back, we all will be very hungry to play and perform for our teams, it is going to be good fun, at the end of the day, when we are playing, it is always a good feeling,” he added.
On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan is hopeful that the IPL will take place. It is reported that the lucrative league is all set to replace the T20 World Cup in October-November and the official statement will be made soon.
Shikhar Dhawan is hopeful for the IPL.
“Hopefully, the IPL will happen, I always think in a positive manner, it will be really good if the tournament goes ahead, the security of everyone will need to be taken care of, if it happens, it will be really good as it brings a lot of positivity”.
Dhawan had missed the New Zealand tour due to shoulder injury and he would look to make a roaring comeback into the game. The southpaw will play for Delhi Capitals in the upcoming season of the IPL and he had scored 521 runs in 16 matches of the 2019 edition at an average of 34.73.