After Kane Williamson and Iyer, Marnus Labuschagne gives catching practice to his pet dog
Labuschagne is enjoying his quarantine time with his pet dog Milo.
Updated - Apr 15, 2020 6:21 pm
The Coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. All the activities have been restricted to home almost in all the countries to contain the transmission of the virus and the cricketers who are normally busy due to their hectic schedules have suddenly nothing to do. While some of them are spending time with their family, few are busy interacting with fans and teammates on social media platforms.
And there are some players who are trying their best to stick to the game by training indoors somehow. The likes of Kane Williamson and Shreyas Iyer recently posted a video of their pet dogs catching the ball while standing in the slips. Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne has joined them in doing the same and has posted a video of his dog Milo matching the skills of a slip fielder.
In the video, Labuschagne is seen giving catching practice to his pet dog and the cricketer is wearing his left pad and gloves. He also gets happy after the dog catches the ball in its mouth. “Thought that we had to give this one a try… tough to tell who is enjoying the backyard trainings more #StayHome #StaySafe #milo,” he tweeted.
Here’s the video:
— Marnus Labuschagne (@marnus3cricket) April 14, 2020
Marnus Labuschagne – The Rising Star
Marnus Labuschagne’s rise at the international level has been absolutely inspiring. He showed glimpses of his talent in the Ashes and literally owned the stage during the home season in Tests against Pakistan and New Zealand. He was also honoured with the Best Test player award in the Cricket Australia awards.
As far as his career is concerned, the 25-year-old has played 14 Tests so far scoring 1459 runs at a staggering average of 63.4. He has also smashed four centuries and eight half centuries with a best score of 215. He has also played seven ODIs so far but is yet to seal his place. However, he is likely to get more opportunities to prove his mettle in the format.
Marnus Labuschagne will be hoping for the lockdown to end as soon as possible and make the most of his purple patch with the bat.