It will take 10-15 days to return to match fitness: Imam-ul-Haq

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By Sports Correspondent

KARACHI: As cricketers are restricted to their homes and endeavor to stay fit, Imam-ul-Haq says match fitness can’t be gained at home but if players stay fit, it would take 10 to 15 days to gain match fitness when the players can be able to get back to grounds after the Covid-19 pandemic threat is over.

“I sensed before the lockdown that it may happen soon. Therefore, a couple of days before the lockdown was enforced, I had bought gym equipment and upgraded my gym at home. I also remain in contact with personal trainer and I have been doing as best as I can to stay fit in quarantine as possible,” Imam-ul-Haq said.

However, he admitted that it was not completely a substitute to staying fit at ground along with match practice as it had been the case before the pandemic.

“But when we will be able to go out and practice before big games, it will not take more than 10 to 15 days to regain match fitness. So, it is not a big deal if players are training at their homes to regain match fitness ahead of action,” he said.

The 24-year-old batsman said that he was itching to get back to the ground however he understands that staying home at the moment is the best thing to do.

He further said that the game would be same behind closed doors since the cricketers play within ropes from contagious Covid-19 perspective and it would still be a risky affair.

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