India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar hinted that they may restrict the utilization of saliva to shine the white ball in the course of the first ODI towards South Africa right here on Thursday as a precautionary measure within the wake of the lethal Novel Coronavirus outbreak.
Bhuvneshwar, nevertheless, mentioned a call on this will likely be taken by the workforce physician throughout a gathering afterward Wednesday.
“We now have considered this factor (not utilizing saliva) however I am unable to say proper now we is not going to use saliva as a result of if we do not use saliva then how will we shine the ball. Then we’ll get hit and also you individuals will say you aren’t bowling nicely,” the 31-year-old pacer, who’s returning to the workforce after recovering from sports activities hernia surgical procedure, mentioned in the course of the post-match press convention right here.
“Nevertheless it’s a sound level and let’s examine we may have a workforce assembly right now and no matter instruction we get or no matter is the most suitable choice we’ll do. All of it relies on the workforce physician and what recommendation he offers us,” he added.
Amid the ever-rising hazard of the Coronavirus outbreak with greater than 40 constructive circumstances within the nation, Bhuvneshwar mentioned they’re taking each potential precaution in these troublesome instances.
He, nevertheless, refused to invest on whether or not the upcoming Indian Premier League will likely be disrupted by the lethal illness.
“You can’t say something proper now as a result of it is taking a harmful state of affairs in India. However we’re taking each precaution we will take. We now have a workforce physician with us and he’s giving us directions about dos and don’ts. So we hope it will not go (unfold) a lot additional, he mentioned.
Identical to different groups, Indian gamers have additionally been suggested to steer clear of followers.
“Few dos and don’ts which the workforce physician desires us to do. Easy issues like sustaining hygiene, hold washing your palms recurrently and never going nearer to followers and all these issues.
“However we can not keep away from followers as a result of they love us, they assist us. Within the meantime, we will attempt to not get an excessive amount of nearer to them. We are able to keep away from as a lot as we will,” he added.
South Africa coach Mark Boucher had mentioned that the Proteas might keep away from the customary handshakes throughout their keep in India within the wake of the outbreak.
Regardless of the Covid19 wreaking havoc worldwide, South Africa went forward with the tour solely after their medical and safety workforce gave a go-ahead after doing a threat evaluation.
The second match of the sequence will likely be performed in Lucknow on March 15 and Kolkata on March 18.