India Today – Ramadan is that time of the year when Muslims all over the world observe fast in the name of God and refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset.
- Also read – Afghanistan have better spinners than India, says Asghar StanikzaiTHE CHALLENGES OF FASTINGMuslims all over the world eat before sunrise, fast during the day and break their fast only during sunset.
- Now he’s in India’s Test squadPLAYING CRICKET WHILE FASTINGConsidering the challenges of everyday fasting, playing cricket on an empty stomach sounds tougher and Afghanistan players recently did it during their series against Bangladesh.
- Also read – India vs Afghanistan: Navdeep Saini to replace Shami in one-off TestBatting requires a lot of stamina, uses up a lot of your body’s juices for constant energy while the strain and activity your body endures during bowling and fielding requires a huge amount of instant energy and for all of that, cricketers usually increase their water intake and take energy drinks.
- If playing a T20 after fasting during the day was not difficult enough, Afghanistan will have to play at least one day (or possibly two) of Test cricket against India during Ramadan since the match starts on June 14.
- Also read – India’s connection with 1st timers in Test cricket: Recapping historyThe Eid-ul-Fitr is slated for either June 15 or June 16, which means a day of Test cricket for Afghanistan will be playing with empty stomach.