If it wasn’t for the Coronavirus pandemic, Nishu Kumar would be getting ready to make his debut in front of a wave of yellow Kerala Blasters supporters, regardless of whether the team’s match is being played at home or away.
But things out of anyone’s control have denied him that experience. He will now most likely make his Blasters debut against ATK Mohun Bagan in the Indian Super League 2020-21 season opener on Friday behind closed doors in Goa. The whole process of getting ready to play football during the pandemic has been a weird one for players.
“It (this pre-season) is definitely different and difficult because we can’t go out, we have to stay at the hotel. At the same time, it is for our safety and we have to follow this,” Nishu told Goal ahead of the season’s first game on November 20.