The veteran Indian opener, Rohit Sharma has finally started his outdoor training on Thursday as he had he returned the field and did a training session after 3 months hiatus due to the coronavirus. Earlier, Virat Kohli, Rohit, KL Rahul among others were limited to indoor training due to the extension of the lockdown to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.
A few players like Mohammed Shami, who owns a cricket ground at his residence in Uttar Pradesh, R Ashwin, and Shardul Thakur have had a taste of outdoor training.
Rohit has recovered a from an injury that he suffered earlier this year and after regaining fitness, he was craving to get some batting practice before being back on the field to play competitive cricket. Sharma had suffered a calf-injury during New Zealand tour and was to mark his return to competitive cricket in IPL 2020 but the cash-rich T20 league was postponed indefinitely due to Covid-19 lockdown.
Sharma shared a post-workout picture on his official Instagram handle and captioned the post, “Good to be back on the park getting some work done, felt like myself after a long time.” However, from the post, it couldn’t be ascertained which ground he trained.
Earlier, Rohit’s India teammates Ishant Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara had returned to training following a long break that was enforced by the coronavirus pandemic. The Indian fast bowler, Shardul Thakur had become the first Indian cricketer to resume training last month, after he bowled in the nets at Boisar in Palghar district.
Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus positive patients in India went past 491000 with almost 15400 people losing their lives on Friday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Almost the entire is in a lockdown due to the scare of the ever-escalating situation concerning the World Health Organisation-recognized pandemic that is the Coronavirus. Everything- schools, colleges, airports, railway stations, gyms, sporting events, movies, offices- have been put under lockdown as the world continues to self-isolate in order to control the pandemic.