Ganguly feels COVID-19 not going anywhere at least till end of 2020

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said that everyone should be more careful dealing with the coronavirus situation until a vaccine comes out.

Sourav Ganguly felt that once a vaccine is discovered for coronavirus, everything will be normal.   -  PTI

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Monday reckoned the country will have to bear with the COVID-19 pandemic at least till the end of this year, effectively ruling out India’s chances of organising the Indian Premier League at home.

Responding to a question on how he looks at the COVID-19 situation in India during a chat with opener Mayank Agarwal, Ganguly said, “I think the next two-three-four months will be a little tough. We will just have to bear it, and by the end of the year or beginning of next year, life should be back to normal.”

“I will wait for the vaccine to come out. Till then, yes, we will have to be a little more careful...we know what’s happening and we don’t want to fall sick. Saliva is an issue. Maybe once the vaccine comes out, just like any other illness, everything will be fine,” the former Indian captain added.

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The pandemic may have changed the world forever but the cricketer in Ganguly compared the fast-evolving situation with batting tactics which helps a batsman to play according to the pitches.

“It’s like batting tactic, it’s not same on all pitches, you play differently on slower pitches, you play differently when it turns and you play differently when it is flat. So COVID is at that stage, the stage of recovery,” he said.

“Hopefully, by the end of this year we all should be fine,” Ganguly told Agarwal.

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