Downtime Diary


Lockie Ferguson: 'My TikTok career is over'
Lockie Ferguson: 'My TikTok career is over'

The New Zealand quick tells us that he won't be a social media star a la David Warner

Ravi Bishnoi: 'I've been using an LPG cylinder for weight training'
Ravi Bishnoi: 'I've been using an LPG cylinder for weight training'

The India U-19 legspinner is improvising his fitness routine in lockdown, hanging out with his nephew, and drawing inspiration from Australia

Mickey Arthur: 'I spent my birthday with Kumar Sangakkara's family in Galle'
Mickey Arthur: 'I spent my birthday with Kumar Sangakkara's family in Galle'

Sri Lanka's coach learnt a lot about himself in the eight lonely weeks he has spent holed up in a hotel in Colombo

Jemimah Rodrigues: 'This break has helped us switch off and recharge ourselves'
Jemimah Rodrigues: 'This break has helped us switch off and recharge ourselves'

Cricket may be off the agenda at this point, but she's finding herself busier than ever

Jahanara Alam: 'This time I will fast for Ramadan'
Jahanara Alam: 'This time I will fast for Ramadan'

Away from her family during the lockdown, Jahanara Alam is using the downtime to observe Ramadan and do some community service

Kyle Coetzer: 'I baked a cake with my kids'
Kyle Coetzer: 'I baked a cake with my kids'

Kyle Coetzer's life during lockdown features kids' movies, trampolines, and ovens

'I got a message that said "Mandela did this for 27 years"'
'I got a message that said "Mandela did this for 27 years"'

Former West Indies fast bowler turned commentator Michael Holding on how he's spending his lockdown days in the Cayman Islands

'It's frustrating because this is the year I decided to opt for cricket as a career'
'It's frustrating because this is the year I decided to opt for cricket as a career'

Laura Wolvaardt is missing batting and musing on her career choices while in lockdown

'I can't let my wife win at badminton'
'I can't let my wife win at badminton'

Cheteshwar Pujara might be confined to his home, but he's not giving any easy points away to his partner

'Who's going to deliver my son's birthday gift?'
'Who's going to deliver my son's birthday gift?'

Cooped up at home, Ravi Bopara waits anxiously for the doorbell

'I wash my hands about 20 times a day now'
'I wash my hands about 20 times a day now'

How is Brendan Taylor living life in the shadow of Covid-19? Hygienically, that's how

'I've got sucked into that terrible documentary, <i>Tiger King</i>'
'I've got sucked into that terrible documentary, Tiger King'

Tammy Beaumont's social-isolation plans involve a home gym, quizzes, and big cats

'When this is over, I hope we realise how little we need and how much we actually have'
'When this is over, I hope we realise how little we need and how much we actually have'

Javeria Khan on life in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic: noisy training, spring-cleaning, and lots of handwashing

'I didn't know fatherhood was this hard - it's non-stop'
'I didn't know fatherhood was this hard - it's non-stop'

New dad Tabraiz Shamsi talks about how the Covid-19 lockdown has affected his life

'I've been cheating a little'
'I've been cheating a little'

Hanuma Vihari looks at the positives of life in seclusion in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

'There is a lesson in all this: we take the game too seriously'
'There is a lesson in all this: we take the game too seriously'

R Ashwin talks about his slow-paced, relaxed routine at home with the kids in Chennai

'If you take sport away, then I don't know really what we have'
'If you take sport away, then I don't know really what we have'

Dale Steyn talks about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa