Star Sports launches new show ‘Cricket Connected: Chats’

The channel brings exclusive interviews of Rohit, Tendulkar and Kohli

MUMBAI: Star Sports has introduced a brand-new show ‘Cricket Connected: Chats’ that will help fans catch-up with their favourite cricket stars during the week.

In an extension to the Cricket Connected brand, the new series will see flagbearers of the sport delve further into how they fruitfully utilise their time during the lockdown and offer advice to cricketers on how to be mentally focused during Covid2019 times. The show will air on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Hindi from 13 May onwards.

‘Cricket Connected: Chats’ will kick-start with the ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma’s special interview on 13 May followed by the ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar and Team India captain Virat Kohli each featuring exclusively on May 14 – 15 May respectively.

In the first episode of the series, Rohit Sharma talks about how he misses bowling. He said, “Since I injured my finger, I’m unable to grip the ball and I can’t bowl the way I used to. Wankhede’s pitch doesn’t give me a chance to bowl, so I stay away from it. In Tests, I try to bowl because that gives bowlers a break. To help the team, I mentally prepare myself to bowl 10 overs in a Test match.”

In the second episode, Tendulkar doles out golden advice on how players can still use the lockdown to prepare themselves. He said, “I would tell all of them to recharge their batteries. They need to have a little time off as well. When you are playing every alternate day, it’s not so easy to stay on top of the game all the time. It is good to move away from cricket for a while, recharge your batteries. I’m seeing different kinds of training that players are doing on social media.”

“In addition to that, as far as batting and bowling are concerned, there are physical drills and preparing yourself mentally that one needs to do. They also need to visualise how they can rectify what wrong they did in the past and how they can repeat the good they did. There have been many champions who didn’t have the best of everything, but they made the best of everything they had, so right now, we are in that situation," Tendulkar added. 

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