The impact of Coronavirus is being felt all over the world. Not only is it becoming a reason for people to go into lockdown, but also the reason for events being postponed. However, the world of cricket is taking a different approach to this pandemic threat. Almost all games are taking place without a live audience i.e., behind closed doors. Now, Lockie Ferguson realises the power of the audience.
Recently, during the match between New Zealand and Australia, a moment transpires which shows the importance and value of spectators. Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, opts to bat after winning the toss. The game was proceeding as expected. However, there comes a moment when New Zealand fast bowler, Lockie Ferguson, is seen running up to the stands to retrieve the ball.
If the audience is present, then during such situations, they are the ones who throw the ball back. Unfortunately, due to their absence, Lockie Ferguson himself had to run to the stands from the field.
Australia’s score after the first innings stands at 258 runs for 7 wickets within 50 overs. The partnership between the opening pair, Aaron Finch and David Warner, contributes heavily to the foundation of the team during this ODI. Aaron Finch’s score stands at 60 runs while that of David Warner’s stands at 57 runs.
Coming to the bowling department of New Zealand, spinner Ish Sodhi is the pick of the squad. The bowling figures are 8-0-51-3. On top of that, both Lockie Ferguson and Mitchell Santner have dismisses two players each.
The virus is spreading like wildfire. Almost all events are getting cancelled. One of the events that is gravely affected is the Indian Premier League 2020. On the other hand, the team doctors are advising the players to avoid shaking hands and to use hand sanitisers as often as possible.