Justin Langer tells cricketers to use lockdown as a silver lining
Perth: Australian national team’s coach Justin Langer believes the lockdown caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic could be a blessing in disguise for his jaded team, and has urged his charges to use the “silver lining” of a break to recharge their batteries and do things they wouldn’t normally.
“There is nirvana in the fact that we're home with our families, we sleep in our own bed, we eat home cooked dinners and we can still work in one degree or another from home,” Langer told media in a video conference from Perth.
“Like everyone, we're scrambling at the moment. From a personal point of view, I'm trying to encourage our players to find some silver lining out of it. What I mean by that is we're at the back end of our season. If we can use it as effectively as possible to give ourselves a physical and mental break it's very important.”
He elaborated on the break part, explaining that nonstop cricket had left his players mentally and physically exhausted – something that the lockdown could help them solve. - AFP