The deadly Covid-19 has shocked the entire world, and many events from various fields have either been cancelled or postponed. Sports followers have nothing to watch except the already happened games, so to pass the time, they are looking at different ways and means to keep themselves engaged.
Even former India batsman Aakash Chopra is finding different ways to kill time. In that process, he has shared a video on Twitter in which a bowler can be seen exhibiting remarkable football skills.
In the video, a bowler delivers the ball from around the wicket to a left-handed batsman. Then the batsman taps it back to the bowler, but the right-armer, instead of picking it from his hands, starts showing excellent ball controlling skills with the help of his foot.
It is a kind of football skill which is called keepie-uppies. It is an art of juggling the ball using feet, lower legs, knees, chest, shoulders, and head, without allowing the ball to hit the ground. It is also similar to Kemari, a game formerly practiced in the Japanese imperial court.
Chopra posted the video on his Twitter account and asked fans: “Bowler hai ya Cristiano Ronaldo?”
Here’s the video:
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 17, 2020
Amid Coronavirus outbreak, the BCCI recently postponed the Indian Premier League (IPL) to April 15. The Board stated in this regard and said: “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to suspend IPL 2020 till April 15, 2020, as a precautionary measure against the ongoing Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation.”
BCCI also said that it is concerned about the issue and work closely with the Government of India.
“The BCCI is concerned and sensitive about all its stakeholders and public health in general, and it is taking all necessary steps to ensure that all people related to IPL, including fans, have a safe cricketing experience. The BCCI will work closely with the Government of India along with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and all other relevant Central and State Government departments in this regard,” a statement issued by the Board read.