Due to the three-week lockdown that was announced in the country on Tuesday due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Team India’s limited overs Vice-Captain Rohit Sharma are cooped up in his apartment like everybody else.
Rohit said he’s running up and down his building’s stairs to stay fit. In a live interaction on Instagram with former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen, Rohit revealed, “It’s very hard actually [to stay fit].”
He further added, “I live in a building which has about 54 floors and we had to stop all the indoor and outdoor activities. So just been running up and down the stairs. Not 54 floors, but about two or three floors up and down and doing some conditioning exercises here and there.”
Rohit is recovering from a calf injury which he suffered between India and New Zealand during the fifth T20I in January. He has said that he looks forward to the IPL.
“Definitely miss playing the game. I was injured for two months so have been itching to play. When I got the news that everything was going to be postponed I was very sad,” he further added.
Rohit’s Mumbai Indians were scheduled to host Chennai Super Kings in the IPL’s first match on March 29 but the season’s launch was postponed to April 15.
“Regardless of all that, the safety of the country and the whole world is important. In India, I can see that people have been disciplined in the lockdown,” he said.