Marnus Labuschagne trains with his friend and pet dog in lockdown amid Coronavirus outbreak
Labushagne was recently nominated as one of the five players for Wisden Almanack's Players of the Year
Published - Apr 10, 2020 5:20 pm | Updated - Apr 10, 2020 5:23 pm
Coronavirus outbreak has set cricketers away from their game. Moreover, the lockdown in several countries has ruled every possibility of being in touch with the game. So, the majority of the players are spending ample amount of time on social media platforms. In the meantime, Marnus Labuschagne, the new run-machine for Australia is leaving no stone unturned in terms of training during the quarantine.
COVID-19 pandemic has restricted each and every cricketer from playing games. It is quite frustrating for the players to just sit back idle their houses. The players are left with no options until the things come under control. Also, the chances are quite slim of things to be coming towards normality anytime soon. But, it looks quite difficult for the Aussie batsman Labuschagne to stay away from the game due to which he has started practising in his own backyard.
Marnus Labuschagne trains with his mate at home
Marnus Labuschagne said that he has begun to practice inside his home. The 25-year-old added that he is lucky that one of his best friend living with him at the moment who is in isolation with him. So, we both are working out on batting with the help of throwdowns and doing training every day.
“I have for the last couple of days, just because I’ve missed it. I’m lucky enough that I’ve actually got one of my best mates living with me at the moment. He’s in isolation with me. So me and him are getting a few throw-downs, and doing a bit of training,” Marnus Labuschagne told Melbourne’s SEN Radio on.
Even a clip of Labuschagne taking throwdowns from his friend with a taped tennis ball also surfaced on social media with his dog trying to disturb the practice.
The right-handed batsman had a great stint with the bat in 2019. He emerged as one of the biggest positive prospects for Australia in Tests. He mustered 1104 runs in 11 games with the help of three tons and seven centuries in the concluded year.
On the back of his brilliant performances in the longer format, he earned his first ODI call-up earlier this year. Interestingly, he has managed to reap out success in 50-overs cricket as well. So far in 2020, he has played 7 ODIs in which he has amassed 305 runs with an average of 50.83. Recently, he was nominated as one of the five players for Wisden Almanack’s Players of the Year past Wednesday.