India opener Rohit Sharma announced on Instagram that he will be chatting with some of his teammates on Instagram in the coming days as he spends time in lockdown in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Indian government announced a 21-day country-wide lockdown on Tuesday in a bid to battle the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. More than 690 people have been infected and 16 have lost their lives due to the novel coronavirus in India, as of March 26.
Rohit Sharma started it off by engaging in a candid chat with his good friend Yuzvendra Chahal on Instagram on Thursday evening. From interruptions because of internet connection issues to urging people to stay indoors, the chat had it all.
Stressing that that lockdown has given a break to his busy schedule, Rohit Sharma said he is learning to do household chores and that has become part of his fitness routine these days.
“I am trying my best to do household chores. I was talking to Kevin Pietersen about this. He messaged me at 12, I replied at 1:30. He asked me what was keeping me busy for 1 and half hours during a lockdown. I told him I was cleaning the house,” Rohit Sharma said.
“We don’t get such chances and I am learning how to get it done. This has become my fitness (routine) now. Running behind Samaira in the house.
“As cricketers, we don’t get time with family. So much of touring and cricket is there. This is a time to spend with them and loads of it.”
‘Can talk about IPL after India overcomes this crisis’
Yuzvendra Chahal, like Kevin Pietersen, asked Rohit Sharma about Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 and the India opener was quick to point out that the world needs to overcome the Covid-19 crisis before they can even think about hosting sporting events.
The IPL 2020 has been suspended until April 15 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the future looks uncertain considering the global health crisis.
“We should first think about the country. The situation needs to get better first then we can talk about the IPL. Let life get back to normal first,” Rohit told Chahal.
Source – India Today