Talking to media in a recent interview, Indian Women’s cricket team wicket-keeper, Taniya Bhatia shared her experience of dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and hopes that soon cricket gets resumed, so that she gets the chance to hit the cricket pitch.
“The COVID-19 has brought us in a difficult time. As an athlete we are used to a busy schedule, we are always training, traveling and playing lots of matches. As soon as I landed in India from Australia after the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, I realized about the severe problem that the world was dealing with. After that, we have decided to self isolate at our homes. For our safety as well as for the safety of others who are around us. With people testing COVID-19 psoitive in Chandigarh it has become a matter of great concern for the local authorities to deal with the current situation”, Taniya Bhatia said.
“It is absolutely not easy for me to sit at home so we have designed some routine home workout drills to keep myself active and healthy. The basic workout plan includes core, shoulders, gluteus, some isometric exercises and wall drills like juggling with the ball. I also do yoga which involves breathing exercises and basic stretching. I also play some tennis ball cricket with my brother in our backyard for fun”, Taniya Bhatia added.
“Staying away from family for almost 50 days was a very hard thing and the disappointment of not winning the T20 World Cup finals has given me time to introspect myself. Even though I am relaxing right now I hope that cricket resumes as soon as possible and I get the chance to train myself”, Taniya Bhatia said.
Talking about her quarantine days Taniya Bhatia said, “It is lovely to be together with the family in this tough time. Spending quality time with family members is helping me to spend these quarantine days. I am also watching test matches and other web series on TV and Internet. My prayers are with the entire world and I appeal each and everyone to follow overnment guidelines and stay safe at home”.