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Pollard urges players to introspect during the pandemic-enforced break
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Pollard urges players to introspect during the pandemic-enforced break

West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has focused on the need for his players to make the most of the enforced break from cricket by reflecting on their game.

The worsening global health crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic has reached the Caribbean shores prompting the postponement of their domestic season.

Amidst the complete halt of sporting activities in the region and elsewhere, Pollard believes this is the perfect time for his teammates to indulge in introspection and mentally prepare themselves for their next assignment.

"It is a good time for introspection, a good time for reflection, a good time to look at where you are as an individual in your career and what you want to achieve going forward," the veteran all-rounder told I955 FM.

While the abrupt cancellation of competitive cricket may disrupt the momentum of players, Pollard highlighted this as an opportunity to keep oneself physically and mentally fit for future contests.

"You have to take this time in order to do that and also keep yourself in good physical shape, and mentally as well, because when the bell rings and they say 'ok, everything is back to normal and we need to go on tour', it might not be enough time to be prepared, but you as an individual have to be prepared mentally in order for you to try to perform at your best."

The 32-year-old was promoted to the post of West Indies' white-ball captain in October 2019 with the selectors opting to sack Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite as the ODI and T20I skipper respectively.

He was most recently in action during West Indies' T20I series win over Sri Lanka, where he achieved a new milestone by becoming the first player to take the field in 500 T20s and score 10,000 runs in the format.