The 31-year-old stated it was vital for each member of the group to remain sturdy mentally to get by means of the problem of staying in isolation for a prolonged interval.
“I feel what all of us realised from these previous two weeks was the truth that all of us have to be actually sturdy mentally, and to make it possible for we had been at all times in contact with our buddies, household and teammates,” stated Sunil.
“Sometimes you do not realise how a lot effort goes into one thing, however after having lived in isolation, I can relate to what everybody who has lived in quarantine centres or dwelling isolation has gone by means of. It is a good problem of psychological energy and actually exams your endurance,” he added.
The Indian women and men hockey gamers are at the moment serving a compulsory 14-day quarantine interval after coming back from a house break and can resume coaching from Wednesday for the nationwide camp that may final until September 30.
Sunil lauded the efforts of the crew’s help employees, together with chief coach Graham Reid, who did their greatest in preserving the gamers occupied in the course of the quarantine interval.
“It was vital for us to remain busy, as a result of you’ll be able to’t at all times be on the tv or play video games on the telephone to get by means of the day. So, our chief coach and members of help employees determined to ensure we had been doing one thing or the opposite.
“We had been requested to do a little analysis on the best Olympians ever, after which current to the crew on our video calls. It was a pleasant exercise as we realized a good bit from all of the gamers selecting numerous legends and speaking intimately,” he stated.
He thanked Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India for guaranteeing a secure and wholesome return to coaching.