BENGALURU: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announced on Tuesday, that the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown had been extended till May 3. This meant further postponement for the Indian Premier Leauge (IPL) and other sports.
Indian men’s hockey team’s experienced forward SV Sunil believes that this period will further help his side in improving as a collective unit.
“We were all expecting the lockdown period to be extended, and it is justified given the extent of the damage that the pandemic has been causing not just in India, but around the world,” said Sunil. “We have been staying here at the SAI Centre Bengaluru for the past month and a half, and I think spending more time with our teammates and coaching staff has really brought the group together.”
Sunil also stressed on the importance of self-analysis in a bid to get better.
“We have also been working on analysing our performances from the past couple of seasons, and we have been doing a lot of self-analysis as well, which I’m sure will help us in improving a lot before we set foot on the pitch again,” he added.
TOKYO OLYMPICS POSTPONEMENT
Reacting on the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021, Sunil said, “We have spent four years building up to the Olympics and working hard to peak at that time, but now we all have to make adjustments, for which we are ready.”