Speaking at Salaam Cricket 2020, India fast bowler Mohammed Shami shed light on how he has been training at his residence during lockdown to prepare for resumption of the sport.
Mohammed Shami shed light on his lockdown training at Salaam Cricket 2020 (Agency Photo)
- Mohammed Shami said he has been training intensely at indoor facility at his residence
- I don’t meet anybody between 4 to 8pm. That is the time I use to practice: Shami
- Shami said the lockdown has provided him the opportunity to spend time with family
India fast bowler Mohammed Shami said he is working hard during the lockdown to prepare himself for resumption of cricket in the near future.
Speaking at Salaam Cricket 2020, Mohammed Shami said he has put a notice outside his house, saying he doesn’t want to meet anyone between 4 and 8 pm everyday when he is busy training indoors.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the sporting world to a grinding halt. International cricket is all set to resume after more than 4 months when England and West Indies begin their historic Test series under a bio-secure environment in July.
The likes of Australia, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have begun training but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to take a final call on the training camp for India contracted players.
Shami, who has been one of the few India cricketers to have been able to train at his facility during the lockdown, said he has been focussed on practice.
“I don’t meet anybody between 4 to 8 pm. That is the time I use to practice. I’ve put out a board outside my house saying no meet between 4-8 pm. I’ve told my brother that I don’t want to see even a single person around me when I’m practicing, barring the coach, my younger brother and a couple of other boys who train with me,” Shami said.
Have got a chance to help a lot of people: Shami
Meanwhile, Shami also said the lockdown due to the pandemic has given him a much-needed break and opportunity to spend time with his family.
“It has been a very difficult time as a sportsman but thankfully, this has been the best time to spend with family after 8-10 and I’ve got the chance to help a lot of people at this time. I feel very good helping people. I’ve seen my father and grandfather helping out people, so I feel very happy doing this myself now.”