COVID-19 has literally halted every sporting activity throughout the world in past week or so. The threat for the outbreak has effected several cricket tournaments and the regulating bodies have cancelled different events. Much awaited IPL 20020 and the ongoing PSL 2020 were also affected by the halt.
In such situation all the players are forced to stay indoors and not to involve in any sporting activity that could cause a possible spread of the virus. But some cricketers are having fun off the field and such is the case with South African pacer, Dale Steyn.
The veteran South African speaks about the recent experience in wake of coronavirus threat. Steyn was playing Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 when the things got a bit serious. The tournament was cancelled in the final stages and players were made to stay back in hotels room. Obviously the move was made to keep the players safe in outburst of contagious virus.
The fast bowler then flew back home and decided to stay back at his place to spend some time with the family. Dale Steyn is also part of Indian Premier League and might travel to India if the league goes ahead with the changed plan. While speaking to ESPNCricinfo in an interview the speedster was asked about who he would like to be quarantined if he has to? The Protea pacer chose his newly appointed ODI and T20 captain, Quinton de Kock.
Dale Steyn recalled time he used to visit De Kock’s room
He also recollected the time when he used to visit De Kock’s room. Steyn says that the times he visited the captain’s room, he always found him doing certain things always. He revealed that de Kock was fond of watching fishing and cooking videos and that is something he always found in the room. Steyn then goes on to say that it would be real fun sharing quarantine time with De Kock. He says, in that case, he would be watching cooking videos while his skipper will cook. He also revealed that Quinton is a good cook.
“I would love to be in quarantine with someone like Quinny de Kock. He is one of my favorite people in the world. If you walk into his hotel room, he’s either making flies for fishing or he is watching a fishing video or he is watching a cooking video. And when you are at his house, he’s doing the same stuff.
“I hate cooking, so it would be great if he was. Because then I could watch all the fishing videos that he’s watching, I could help him do all the tying, and he could cook all the food. He’s a proper cook.”