Former Indian cricket physiotherapist John Gloster has given a thumbs up to the IPL stating that it has helped improve the fitness standard of the Indian cricketers.
Former Indian cricket physiotherapist John Gloster has given a thumbs up to the IPL stating that it has helped improve the fitness standard of the Indian cricketers. He said in an interview to the CLT20 website, “Undoubtedly, the general standard of fitness in Indian cricket has improved tremendously and one of the major reasons is the IPL.” Gloster, who quit in 2008 as Indian cricket team’s physio, is currently working his trade with the IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.
Talking about this, Gloster said, “Rajasthan Royals is the only team which has a regular physio. It has helped the players. I have become a central point for many players as I am easily available. They keep talking to me and I have helped many of them extend their careers. The most important thing is to communicate with me about your injuries. With more cricket around, the injuries are on the rise but one shouldn’t hide them instead should tell about them honestly so that they could be cured in time. This way you can also avoid serious or chronic injuries.”
He even went onto praise the fitness levels of Indian cricket veterans, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, who will be playing for the last time for their respective sides. When asked how the likes of Indian veterans Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid have been able to carry on for so long, Gloster said “I told you it is all about environment around you. It dictates your performance. Positive environment helps you to perform better and vice-versa.”