Old Habits Die Hard : Stokes, Holder mistakenly shake hands after toss

Ben Stokes and Jason Holder at the toss. Screen Grab

Srinagar, July 8: As it is, Old Habits Die Hard and that was proven on Wednesday with England and West Indies skippers shaking hand after the toss as the International Cricket returned after the break of 117 days.

Due to global pandemic of Coronavirus the players, officials all have to follow certain guidelines in the new era of sports and cricket that we live in currently. To follow such guidelines and get used to them will take little time.

As was the case on the very first day of International cricket after almost three months, captains of England and West Indies, Ben Stokes and Michael Holding, mistakenly shook hands after the toss.

In a video posted by Sky Sports Cricket, Stokes and Holding were seen shaking hands mistakenly after England won the toss and decided to bat first. Commentators immediately reminded skippers that shaking hands are not allowed following COVID-19 precautions.

“Sanitise those hands,” Commentator told Stokes with a laugh all around. 

England and West Indies are scheduled to play three Tests in July. The first day of the opening Test was interrupted by rain.


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