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Sourav Ganguly’s tips to win Covid-19 ‘match’

BCCI president was tempted to draw a parallel between the tough moments in the sport and the health crisis
Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 03.05.20, 08:42 PM

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is deeply saddened and intimidated by the devastation caused because of the Covid-19 pandemic and has equated the unprecedented crisis to playing a Test match on a dodgy and dangerous wicket.

The former India captain opened up on life under lockdown due to the pandemic that has claimed over 2.4 lakh lives across the world while infecting more than 34 lakh people.

“This situation is like a Test match on a very dangerous wicket. The ball is seaming and spinning as well and the batsman has very little margin of error,” Sourav said during a Fever Network programme.

“So the batsman has to score runs and keep his wicket safe with this little margin of error, and win this Test match,” he added.

Sourav was tempted to draw a parallel between the tough moments in the sport and the health crisis. “This is very difficult, but we hope that we will win this match together,” he added.

Sourav expressed his sadness at the number of lives lost in the pandemic and the irreparable damage that it has caused.

“I am really upset seeing the current situation because so many people are suffering outside. We are still struggling to understand how to stop this pandemic,” he said.

“This atmosphere all over the world has really bothered me. We don’t know how, when and where it came from. We all were unprepared for this,” he said.

Not just upset, Sourav conceded he cannot help feeling a big scared of what’s unfolding because of the disease. “People are being affected by this so much. There have been so many deaths. This situation upsets me and I also feel scared,” he said.

“People come to my house to deliver groceries, food, so I feel a little scared as well. It’s a mixed feeling.

“I just want this to end as quickly as possible.”

Sourav emphasised cricket has taught him to face tough situations in life and the importance of staying alert at all times.

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