With the coronavirus pandemic forcing India to go into a 21-day lockdown, people's lifestyles and work schedule have gone for a toss.
The Indian cricketers, for instance, are cooling their heels at home, when they should have been training hard for the IPL 2020. With the tournament postponed to April 15 and seems certain to be pushed further or cancelled altogether, the cricketers are enjoying an unexpected break.
While almost all of them seem to be spending some quality time with their families and pets, as evident from their videos on social media, there appears to be no respite from working out.
The current Indian team puts great emphasis on fitness, thanks to the lofty standards set by skipper Virat Kohli. So, it is learnt that strength and conditioning coach Nick Webb, after consulting with physio Nitin Patel, has prepared customised workout routines for Kohli and others.
Webb and Patel, according to an IANS report, have made player-specific routines for all those cricketers in BCCI contract, to ensure they stay fighting fit when the break ends.
The players, irrespective of the format they play in, have to adhere to the workout routine and have to give regular updates to Webb and Patel.
The report said that the routines have been prepared based on the demands of the player and his preferences.
A final decision on IPL 2020 will probably be made after April 15, when the Union government issues a fresh advisory.
PM Modi, in an address to the nation last night, announced a 21-day lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic which has left 10 dead. More than 500 have been tested positive and are undergoing treatment.