Sport is now the last item on Harbhajan Singh's mind and because the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the cricketer is spending time tracking updates on the unprecedented crisis and hoping that this too shall pass.
Like all others, the veteran spinner is together with his family (wife Geeta and daughter Hinaya) in Mumbai, hoping that scientists and doctors would make a breakthrough to tackle pandemic that has claimed quite 20,000 lives.
"You see life from a totally different perspective in these times of crisis. Sport is farthest from your mind at now in time. Now that i'm home, i'm spending most of my time reading anything and everything about COVID-19," Harbhajan told PTI on Wednesday.
So what exactly does he read? "I attempt to read every authentic piece of data available. All updates provided by the govt about the present situation. And yes, most significantly , I attempt to read and determine what quite breakthrough scientists, biologists and doctors are making.
"You got to keep your spirits up and be self-motivated in these trying times. Any positive information lifts your spirits," the 39-year-old said.
My wife and that i do yoga together: Harbhajan
Harbhajan was in Chennai at the CSK pre-season camp when the IPL got postponed. While this is often a forced break from his busy schedule, which also includes commentary, he's going to spend some precious time together with his wife and daughter.
"Me and my wife do yoga together within the morning. We are now taking outing to play scrabble and darts within the evening. At times, we watch a movie together," he said.
The best part is spending time together with his three-year-old daughter, twiddling with her.
"The break has given me a chance to spend quality time with Hinaya. It's really joyful once I get to play together with her . It lifts my spirit. immediately all i would like is everybody to be safe," he added.