Despite the situation being strange, Jason Roy says he is ready to play cricket again even if it just held behind closed doors.
South African cricketer Jason Roy shares his willingness to play cricket once again even it was to be held behind closed doors. Roy already experienced playing without an audience when he became a part of the Quetta Gladiators in a match against the Lahore Qalandars. As the match fell under the PSL, it was held inside an empty stadium.
In his statement, Roy said, ‘There was no atmosphere, simple as that. It was very strange. As a batsman when the bowler's running in you learn to block out the crowd, but as soon as the ball is done you can hear them going absolutely berserk. But there was just dead silence. You could hear your mate calling ones and twos, so you don't just have to work off each other's body language. It was hard to get up for it. But it was something we knew we had to deal with’.
Roy also said that he just wants to play some cricket as it gives him an incredible feeling. He also says that he’ll be more than happy to play behind closed doors as it would be nice just to get out there and play once more.
Cricket in England, Pakistan, South Africa, as well as in other parts of the world remain to be cancelled amid COVID-19. This includes the Pakistan Super League where Roy plays for. To know more about the PSL, check out Betwala.
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