'It's a good time for introspection'- Kieron Pollard aims to be in good physical shape during Coronavirus break

‘It’s a good time for introspection’- Kieron Pollard aims to be in good physical shape during Coronavirus break

Pollard was recently ruled out of the Pakistan Super League 2020 after playing a couple of series in Sri Lanka because of an injury in the right thigh.

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard. (Photo Source: Twitter)

West Indies’ limited-overs captain Kieron Pollard said the break in cricket schedules caused by the coronavirus pandemic also has an advantage. According to the big-hitting batsman all-rounder, it gives the players an opportunity to “introspect” their careers and they should use the break to “stay mentally and physically fit”.

The coronavirus, which has caused COVID-19, claimed over 13,000 lives worldwide so far and infected over three lakh globally. It has led to the cancellation of various sporting activities besides the postponement of others. The 32-year-old Caribbean said it also a good time to reflect on his own game.

“It is a good time for introspection, a good time for reflection, a good time to look at where you are as an individual in your career and what you want to achieve going forward,” he was quoted as saying by Jamaica Gleaner.

Pollard, who recently was ruled out of the Pakistan Super League 2020 after playing a couple of series in Sri Lanka because of an injury in the right thigh, said it is time for him to work on his fitness for the next season.

West Indies were scheduled to play Test series against England

“You have to take this time in order to do that and also keep yourself in good physical shape, and mentally as well, because when the bell rings and they say ‘ok, everything is back to normal and we need to go on tour’, it might not be enough time to be prepared, but you as an individual have to be prepared mentally in order for you to try to perform at your best,” the 32-year-old, who has a strike rate of 150-plus in 501 T20s, said.

Cricket West Indies recently delayed its domestic season by a month in the wake of the deadly outbreak, which has affected the lives of several people all across the globe.

The West Indies were scheduled to play a three-Test series against England from June 4 after a few warm-up matches starting May 22. That series has now come under the scanner because of the pandemic.