Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has expressed concern over injury issues for players as the cricketers return to training. The Indian international is especially worried about the bowlers and comments on how they should be extra careful about their workload and fitness.
Speaking on Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connected’, Irfan Pathan said, “Injury management is the most important thing. We will have to focus on all the bowlers.”
He also spoke about how the players need to be careful of the workload once they get back to training. He reasons a long forced break as a major factor for the bowlers to extremely careful.
“In a squad of 15, every team has 4 to 6 bowlers. Be it an IPL team, Indian team, or any international or domestic team, we will have to be extremely careful about injury management as our boys have been out of action for a while,” Irfan mentioned.
The pandemic spread of the Corona Virus has halted all sporting activities. All Sports have been stopped for a period of over 2 months. In an attempt to resume cricket, the ICC has announced its guidelines for the same.
India all-rounder had provided his opinion on the same. He said, “Social distancing is very doable in an individual sport but very tough in a team sport like cricket and football. If you need a slip during the game, would you not employ it?”
He added, “If the team is going through a 14-day quarantine and is being tested for COVID-19; I am fine with that process. Now, after that, if we have more guidelines for the players during the game, then you are making things complicated. Then there is no point of a quarantine period.”