Offspinner Harbhajan Singh is staying indoors, spending quality time with wife and daughter as he tries to keep his spirits up as the world grapples with the deadly coronavirus. Also Read - Coronavirus: Karnataka to Go Ahead With University Exams, Academic Activities, Says Deputy CM
Harbhajan was to play for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2020 but its start has been delayed till April 15 and with the country going into complete lockdown, uncertainty over whether the league will be held this year remains. Also Read - Coronavirus: Delhi Registers 7,897 New Covid-19 Cases, Active Case Tally Touches 28,773 Mark
“You see life from a completely different perspective in these times of crisis,” Harbhajan told PTI. “Sport is farthest from your mind at this point in time. Now that I am home, I am spending most of my time reading anything and everything about COVID-19.” Also Read - MP Imposes Weekend Lockdowns, CM Chouhan Says Active Covid Cases May Rise To 1 Lakh By April End
The 39-year-old is keeping a close tab on the developments around coronavirus that has infected over 4,50,000 globally and left more than 20,000 dead.
“I try to read every authentic piece of information available. All updates provided by the government about the current situation. And yes, most importantly, I try to read and find out what kind of breakthrough scientists, biologists and doctors are making,” he said.
Harbhajan, who has played 103 Tests, 236 ODIs and 28 T20Is, stressed on the importance of keeping a positive outlook. “You need to keep your spirits up and be self motivated in these trying times. Any positive information lifts your spirits,” he said.
While he’s doing yoga, playing indoor games and watching movies with his wife, the best part of this forced break is he time he is spending with his three-year-old daughter.
“The break has given me an opportunity to spend quality time with Hinaya. It’s really joyful when I get to play with her. It lifts my spirit. Right now all I want is everybody to be safe,” he said.