The outbreak of the Corona Virus has brought the world to a standstill. It has also halted all the sporting events as a safety measure for the people and avoid the mass gathering of crowds. Many major sporting events have either been postponed or canceled in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic affecting the globe. The cricketing calendar has suffered because of the same. Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has shared his opinion on the resumption of sporting activities once the COVID-19 outbreak situation is under control.
The off-spinner hoped that the pandemic does not lead to more leagues and less international cricket in the upcoming period. The world has been grappling with the ill-effects of the pandemic and Ashwin opined that it is going to take longer for sports to resume in full force.
Speaking with former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar on ESPNcricinfo via a video call, Ashwin said, “I really do hope that this (pandemic) does not transpire into something where you have more leagues and not much of international cricket because the borders are closed.”
With the increasing number of positive Covid-19 cases, Ashwin feels cricket won’t return soon. He adds, “I think we are still some distance away. In terms of the health of world cricket. I think it is going to take longer than what people might assume. “So, that’s an imminent possibility, but I don’t know what the further future has in store.”
Ravichandran Ashwin is the fastest Indian to 350 Test wickets. The offie also spoke on his future regarding the longest format of the game. Ashwin believes he will have another purple patch in red-ball cricket if he can stay fit for a longer time.
“If my body is in great space, I think Test cricket I just have another streak of a great purple patch I am looking at. I believe I am a hardened professional in T20 cricket, and good at what I do. Wherever I play I will be able to deliver, with the experience that I have got and the courage that I have,” Ashwin said.