Bored throughout Pakistan’s coronavirus lockdown, Check batsman Shan Masood placed on his helmet, picked up his bat — and Zoom cricket was born. Masood, 30, was video-chatting with teammates once they grabbed their cricket gear and pretended to play a match. “A few us guys had been speaking on Zoom and it was fairly late at night time and anyone simply picked up a ball,” Masood informed AFP. “He had a ball (in) his hand and finally all of us obtained kitted up and we performed… a made-up cricket match.”
“In order that was fairly a humorous second the place I form of had my helmet on. Hassan Ali was seaming into the ball, Imam ul Haq was fielding, Wahab Riaz was the captain,” he added.
“(We) simply made it right into a humorous little incident.”
Cricket, like most different sport, is on maintain in the course of the pandemic, a lot to the frustration of gamers and followers.
Masood stated Pakistan’s squad had been coaching at dwelling — typically utilizing staircases and armchairs as health club tools — to arrange for cricket’s return.
“Everybody’s been coaching, everybody’s been being good, and likewise that we now have to keep in mind that that is the month of Ramadan and it is tougher to coach,” stated Masood.
“Hopefully that each time this factor ends… all this tough work that we’re placing in proper now, even with uncertainty round, it (will) be translated into cricketing performances.”