Adjusting to new regular will not be tough, nearly getting used to: MI bowling coach Zaheer Khan on post-COVID world


Abu Dhabi, September 10

Mumbai Indians bowling coach Zaheer Khan shouldn’t be too involved concerning the “new routines” that cricketers must adapt to in a world scarred by COVID-19 as he believes it’s only a matter of getting used to the newest system.

The new routines embody quarantines, bio-secure coaching camps, aggressive hand hygiene, common temperature checks and an entire bar on use of saliva to shine the ball. Zaheer acknowledged that the final half was the one tough bit concerning the revamped protocol.

“I wouldn’t say it will be difficult as such, just a matter of getting used to a new routine. Preparation routines are going to change and you have to keep up with that. Feels good to be back and out on the field again,” mentioned the previous India pacer whereas referring to the IPL, which begins on September 19 within the UAE.

“We have to be careful about getting used to not using saliva but old habits just creep in. We have to be mindful of that,” he added.

Mumbai Indians has offered every participant with a zipper bag by which he’s required to maintain his coaching balls to make sure that well being security protocol is adhered to.

The former India tempo spearhead mentioned skilled athletes ought to have the ability to create the form of psychological house they need to be in and the lockdowns they’d endured up to now few months, was an necessary lesson in attaining that management on the thoughts.

“When you are a professional athlete you have to find a way of keeping that mental space which you would like to be in. It varies individually and one has to own that individual space,” Zaheer mentioned on a twitter video message posted by the Mumbai Indians.

MI are primarily based in Abu Dhabi the place they are going to be enjoying all their IPL dwelling video games after the event was shifted out of India as a consequence of rising circumstances of COVID-19. PTI



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