Salaam Cricket 2020: Sachin Tendulkar said players would find it difficult to draw energy if crowds are not allowed inside stadiums for cricket matches.
Sachin Tendulkar (Courtesy- India Today)
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A slew of measures have been announced by the ICC to sanitise cricket including a ban on using saliva to retain shine on the ball. While Tendulkar admitted it would be difficult for the bowlers to operate without using saliva, he said playing without crowds could mean players would find it that much more difficult to draw energy.
“If crowds are allowed inside the stadiums, then there can be nothing like it. If they are not, there then creating that energy inside the ground will be very difficult. When you see people in the crowd you can draw energy from them,” Tendulkar said at Salaam Cricket 2020.
“Even if 25% of the stadium is allowed to be filled then also it will be great,” he said.
Sachin Tendulkar said he has not stepped of his house nor has he met anyone for nearly 3 months. India went into total lockdown on March 24 and businesse have gradually started opening up in June. Sachin Tendulkar, who contributed generously to PM CARES and other charities during the Covid-19 pandemic, said the world has completely changed in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
“I haven’t met anybody since March 15. I have been following all the directives provided by the health ministry. I haven’t gone out of the house for more than 3 months,” Tendulkar said at Salaam Cricket 2020.
“The world has completely changed, nobody would have dreamt that 2020 would have this in store for us. When this year started we celebrated 31st December. But nothing has been possible since that.
The lockdown has been challenging for everybody. But we need to fight against this together.
“My family members also decided we won’t go outside at all and take all precautions. But at the same time we also thought about how to enjoy life during this time. I have tried my hand at cooking, have done hair cuts. I have cut my hair twice, and once cut Arjun’s hair,” Tendulkar said.