Cricket Boards across the world are searching the option of resuming the sport in vacant stadiums. There is speculation that fans could be kept away from stadiums in a bid to salvage the T20 World Cup in Australia, which is currently under threat due to the global COVID19.
India captain Virat Kohli believes cricket in stadiums without audiance is a real possibility in a post coronavirus world and though it is unlikely to have a bearing on the intensity of players, he feels the magic would certainly go missing. who will win
“It’s quite a possible situation, it might happen, I honestly don’t know how everyone is going to take that because we all are used to playing in front of so many passionate fans,” Kohli said in Star Sports’ show ‘Cricket Connected’.
“I know it will be played at a very good intensity but that feeling of the crowed healping to connect with the players and the tension of the game where everyone goes through it in the stadium, those emotions are very difficult to recreate,” he added. Kohli said the many moments which are created because of the passion brought in by fans, would be missing.
“Things will still go on, but I doubt that one will feel that magic happening inside because of the atmosphere that was created. Today match prediction
“We will play sports how it is supposed to be played, but those magical moments will be difficult to come by,” he said.
Cricketers such as Ben Stokes, Jason Roy, jos buttler and Pat cummines have backed the idea of playing behind closed doors.
However, legendary Australian Allan Border has said it would defy belief to host a World Cup without spectators. Another Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and some other cricketers have also expressed similar sentiments.