The coronavirus pandemic ceases to diminish in its intensity with the international sporting calendar coming to a complete halt due to the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases around the globe. Amidst the gloomy times, there has emerged a possible scenario of resuming cricket action in front of empty stands.
Shedding light on this aspect of the game, Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon pondered over how Indian skipper Virat Kohli would fare in games played behind closed doors. Lyon said he had been discussing with fellow teammate Mitchell Starc regarding what Kohli’s reaction would be to in the face of zero spectators since he often attracts huge crowds to the stadiums.
“I was talking to Mitch Starc the other day and we actually said that if we are playing with no crowd, it’ll be quite amazing to see Virat trying to rev up the (empty) seats. It’s going to be a little bit different, but Virat is a superstar. He’ll be able to adapt to any climate that we’re able to play in,” Lyon said in a video conference with reporters.