Veteran team India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said that it was great to see cricket starting with England-West Indies tour and hoped for the success of the series as it would open the doors for T20 World Cup.
Harbhajan Singh (Courtesy- India Today)
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Veteran Team India spinner Harbhajan Singh has said that the success of West Indies’ tour of England can open doors for Australia to host the T20 World Cup in October.
The off-spinner added that the entire world has looked different in the last few months and it was obvious that the future also will look different. Harbhajan Singh expressed his happiness for the upcoming England-West Indies and England-Pakistan series.
Harbhajan Singh, who represents Chennai Super Kings (CSK) also showed confidence in Australia’s capabilities of hosting the T20 World Cup. He said the nation has done well in controlling the spread coronavirus.
“This seems like a different world than before. The future will also be different and it will be according to the rules and guidelines that we have now. And it is a very good news that West Indies is in England now, this will be a trial series. If it is successful then it will open the doors for the T20 World Cup as well. It is great news that cricket is restarting again. If England can do it, Australia can do it as well. The virus hasn’t spread a lot there. Australia has been successful in controlling the spread of virus,” Harbhajan Singh said at Aaj Tak’s show ‘2020 Salaam Cricket’.
India batsman Suresh Raina also agreed with the thoughts of his senior and said that the upcoming matches in England will be very crucial in shaping the future of cricket.
“We haven’t played for 3 months, and now this series… till the time we don’t watch this series we won’t get to know what to do. We will get used to it once we see what happens in England,” Suresh Raina said.
Harbhajan Singh talked about the positives for him during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. The Punjab-born said he has trained like he used to in his younger days and is in a shape better than last year.
“Coronavirus has taught us a lot. Training can be done at home if we take the responsibility. I haven’t trained as much in the last 3 months as I used to do during my younger days. I am fitter now than last year.”
Suresh Raina also talked about the importance of fitness in the game now and how the lockdown has helped sportsperson to recover from injuries and given chance to freshen themselves up.
“Fitness levels have increased a lot since Virat started the revolution, as a sportsperson this lockdown has given us the chance to recover from injuries, spend time with the families. And once the cricket resumes the enthusiasm will be back again among players and fans,” Suresh Raina said.