Boucher assures opportunities for players post COVID-19 lockdown

Work out? Done! Garage? Cleaned! What next? For many South Africans, the lockdown owing to the Global COVID-19 Pandemic means discovering ways to kill hours. These hours that they are looking just to fill would have been spent shopping, traveling and socializing. The Novel Coronavirus outbreak has also interrupted Cricket and hence; no one is able to kill time and enjoy by making match predictions for today virtually.
Mark Boucher, the Coach of the South African Cricket Team since December 2019, is different from many compatriots in diverse ways. He has already done cleaning his garage and trying to stay fit. And it was the audio file that was released by Cricket South Africa recently on Tuesday! Boucher had also made plans to get away and take his family somewhere else and play a bit of Golf, but all these have gone down the drain. He has been biding his time. He has also got a child who is just under 2 years, and he keeps him, and his wife busy, running around. With no sports being played including Cricket, there is no today’s match prediction and less watching on TV too. Mark Boucher has also not been very keen on watching News and sees stories that are of some relevance. South Africa had to leave their 3 match ODI Series the last month in India owing to the Pandemic outbreak and had to travel back. The first match at Dharamsala was washed out due to rains, and it meant it was curtains on the Series without a ball being bowled. The BCCI has said it will reschedule things and call the Proteas Team again in India when things improve. But what will that happen is in the womb of the future! Boucher looks at the lockdown that everyone is in with a positive mind. He is of the opinion that he is lucky to get a break from playing non-stop Cricket for a while. Hence, South African players should take this time to rest, sleep and help their bodies rejuvenate. They should also spend more time alone and with their families to stay motivated. The rest period of 2-3 weeks is surely going to refuel players mentally and physically. It is good to follow a discipline, eat a balanced diet as Boucher plans to test players in the lockdown for fitness and beyond. This saying of Boucher is not only True for players in the National set up and even for ones who are in their 30s and 40s involved with A and other Team. Once the Cricket resumes, he wants to include only those who have been able to stay fit during the lockdown period. He needs to be taken seriously by some players such as Jon-Jon Smuts, Lungi Ngidi, Sisanda Magala and Tabraiz Shamsi who were sent to a Camp to boost conditioning in the last season. Mangala and Smits could not be included in the Senior Team as they were found to be short of the standard. ‘It is because of all the new fitness policies that we are going to bring; you need to stay fit.’ We have seen that players who are unfit were not selected in the past. Players are looking to represent the Country professionally, and hence; they are expected to be on the top of their games.’ Boucher was quipped as saying. The message of Boucher to his young South African Team members looking to break into the Senior side was loud and clear. ‘You are going to get enough opportunities. We have rested a Senior member, and it is his position that he rightfully deserves. When he is back, he will be taken into the Team fold regardless of the performances put by you.’
South Africa has had a ho-hum Cricket season with shocking rubbers against Australia and England with users losing huge trusting Proteas in today’s match prediction section. Boucher has his eyes set to some action on the field, and he thinks that there has been enough talking – We agree – Period.