Former pacer Irfan Pathan said that if you bowl at a speed of 140-150 kmph, run 25 yards to throw a ball, then throw a few overs, it will be difficult after this break.
Language | Updated: 19 Jul 2020, 04:58:00 PM IST
Former Indian fast bowler Irfan Pathan believes that when the Corona virus returns after the break, it will take at least 4-6 weeks for the fast bowlers to get into rhythm. Most of the cricketers in India have not been able to practice since March due to the lockdown enforced across the country to prevent infection of Kovid-19.
Fast bowler Shardul Thakur started training at Boisar in Maharashtra in May, while wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant and veteran Suresh Raina recently practiced in Ghaziabad. Among other players, Cheteshwar Pujara, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma have also started training.
Pathan, who played 29 Tests and 120 ODIs for India, told Star Sports, “To be honest, I am worried about the fast bowlers. They may take four to six weeks to regain their rhythm. It is a difficult task and if you bowl at a speed of 140-150 km per hour, run 25 yards to throw a ball and then throw a few overs, it is difficult. '
Doing hard training at home
Pathan said, “Our body gets stiff, the management of injury will also be important because I think any fast bowler takes at least four to six weeks to get into rhythm. Fast bowlers have to be a bit more cautious than spinners and batsmen.