New Delhi: Former Indian captain and great batsman Rahul Dravid has made a big prediction about the career of cricketers. Dravid claims that if the players make good use of the free time due to Coronavirus, then their career will be 2-3 years long. Here Dravid’s focus is on the fitness of cricketers because according to him, the cricketer who will continue to work on his fitness despite being closed at home, will continue to practice at home, he will be able to get his rhythm as soon as possible.
Dravid also advised the players to rest. Here, he means not only to give comfort to the body but also he has said to give comfort to the mind. Dravid also said that despite being away from cricket for so many days, Indian cricketers will not forget to bat or bowl because all Indian players are very skilful, rich in talent and hard working. No matter how the game starts, Indian cricketers will regain their form without losing time and once again start playing excellent cricket.
Dravid said that ‘I am asking to see the break as an opportunity for many cricketers to relax the body, relax the mind. You will never get such an opportunity. If you use 2 to 3 months well, you can extend the career by 2-3 years. He said, ‘Players will not forget the skill before the game resumes. I can say this about cricket. If you have used the time well, it will not take long for you to come back.
Dravid, who was called the wall of India in his time, said, “Before playing big events, players should be given enough time to regain fitness. This will give them confidence. There is a difference between general fitness and match fitness. To keep ourselves fit in such difficult times, we should make maximum efforts. Cricket players can start outdoor training soon after getting relieved from the lockdown.
Before Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar has also given some such advice to Indian cricketers. Sachin had said, ‘I would like to tell all the cricketers first to recharge their respective batteries. It is also important to have a little off time. It is difficult to stay on top by playing continuously. Sometimes it is necessary to make a distance from cricket so that you can recharge your battery back and land on the ground.