Life during Lockdown

Former international cricketer focuses on achieving his fitness goals

Former international cricketer focuses on achieving his fitness goals

Harvinder Singh, International cricketer

Charanjit Singh Teja

Tribune news Service

Amritsar, April 25

Amid lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19, former international cricketer Harvinder Singh has been spending his free time to achieve his fitness goals.

Earlier, owing to his busy schedule, Harvinder could spare only 30 minutes for his fitness. Nowadays, he has been devoting two to three hours daily to gymnasium and other physical activities.

I have a gym facility at my home and have been making the most of it during the lockdown. Now, I have been devoting more time in the gym. Though I was fit even earlier, I was not satisfied. Now, I will achieve fitness goals set by me. Earlier, there were always some engagements, appointments and commitments every day. Now, there is no such hurry in life. Harvinder Singh, International cricketer

"I have the gym facility at my home and I have been making most of it during the lockdown. Now, I have been devoting more time in the gym. Though I was fit even earlier, I was not satisfied. Now, I will achieve fitness goals set by me," he added.

"Earlier, there were always some engagements, appointments and commitments every day. Now, there is no such hurry in life. I am sleeping more and doing several tings which were on my mind. Earlier, I could not do these due to a shortage of time," he said.

He has been doing gardening along with his children. "I have a kitchen garden and gardeners are on leave due to the curfew. So, I do some gardening and guide my children about plantation. Besides, I engage in pruning of plants and irrigation. I like to take care of plants," said Harvinder, who is also fond of parallel cinema.

He said, "Besides sports-based movies, I like to watch art movies. Now, I have time and I watch one movie every day. No doubt, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Mary Kom are my favorite movies."

Harvinder, who was a medium pacer, has represented the country in 16 ODIs and three Test matches. His best bowling figures in ODIs was 42-3 against Pakistan in Toronto. He has played 109 first-class Ranji matches for Punjab.

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