Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli said that the international favourite game, Cricket will let go of its magical moments if stadiums further go without spectators amidst Coronavirus outbreak.
“It might happen. I honestly don’t know how everyone’s going to be able to take that, because we are used to playing in front of so many passionate people,” said the Virat Kohli.
“It will be played at a very good intensity, but that feel of the crowd connecting with the players, everyone feeling that tension around the stadium, those emotions are difficult to recreate,” he said.
The COVID-19 outbreak has completely shut the entire sports world, moreover India has to bear the loss the of $5 billion without its Indian Premiere League (IPL).
“We will play the sport how it’s supposed to be played but those magical moments would be very difficult to come by,” Kohli said.
Also, there are now major doubts on whether the T20 World Cup will start in Australia in October.
The International Cricket Council has said it is exploring all options for the tournament.
Australia’s wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey said thay empty stadiums usually creates hollow and peaceful feeling.
“Cricket as we’re used to is going to be different for a bit. There’s the T20 World Cup and the IPL that we’re all looking to play, but it’s hard to picture anything without the fans,” Carey said in an Instagtam live.
“It’s going to be a hollow feeling, but I feel the fans will at least have some live cricket to look forward to on TV.”