Top Aussie’s players resumed cricket training on Monday at the Sydney Olympic Park with the batting sensation Steve Smith saying that he is in his best shape in years.
Top cricketers resumed cricket training on Monday at the Sydney Olympic Park & Steve Smith feels that he is in his best shape in years as he has put the bat aside for two months & focused on physical & mental fitness. David Warner & Mitchell Starc were among the players who resumed the training as the domestic pre-season resumed behind closed doors. Australia is one of the less-affected countries from the COVID-19 pandemic with little over 7000 cases reported so far. I’m probably in the best shape I’ve been in years, doing lots of running, lots of gym stuff at home. It’s been a couple of months of good hard work,” Steve Smith said to a leading media portal.
Cricket Australia announced that the International season will begin from August 9. Star batsman Steve Smith is someone who loves shadow batting & it was a surprise for all as he didn’t pick up a bat for the last two months due to the lockdown.
Smith further said that he focused on physical & mental illness during this forced break, “I haven’t touched a bat for two months. A couple of drills at home and that’s all for me. I’ve just tried to switch off from it a bit, which I don’t do very often. I was just focusing on getting myself fit and strong and refreshing mentally,” he said.
England cricketers have also resumed training in a bio-secure environment & Sri-Lankan players will resume practice from today. Smith further said that it was a welcome break after a tiring 2019. “I’ve done a few master classes at home (with fans online) … but other than that I really haven’t picked up a cricket bat. “It’s been a bit different but I’m sure in the long run it will probably be a good thing to freshen up after a pretty long year and a half since the World Cup and Ashes”.
The ongoing health crisis has a serious effect on the finances of Cricket Australia which had to reduce more than 200 staff.