Momentum Proteas batting star, Laura Wolvaardt, started 2020 on a high note grabbing global attention as she was named among the best as she was included in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament.
The 20-year-old’s cricket career has grown in leaps and bounds as she scored a total of 94 runs on the world stage and was the only South African to feature in the World Cup team alongside five Australian players, four English and one Indian.
The young cricketer would have hoped to keep her momentum going in the Women’s One Day International inbound series against Australia that was set to take place from Sunday, 22 March 2020, however the series was put on hold due to the global outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Wolvaardt, however, is keeping herself busy behind closed doors and is finding a few new hobbies, too.
“This time has been a bit of an adjustment for me,” Wolvaardt told gsport’s Celine Abrahams via video.
“No cricket for 21 days is going to be hard considering how much I love batting.
“Training wise it is quite difficult as well. I kind of have to make do with a yoga mat and a kettlebell which is all I have here at home but so far, I have been managing.
“Maybe I can use this time to pick up a new hobby or two, learn to play guitar, help my mom around the kitchen and finally learn to cook.
“Other than that, I hope everyone is staying safe, staying indoors and if we all work together, we can all get through this quickly,” she concluded.
She has also been sharing positivity on her Instagram account (@laurawolvaardt).
Photo 1 Caption: South African cricketer, Laura Wolvaardt, grabbed international headlines when she was named among the best in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament which took place in Australia from February 2020. Photo: Cricket South Africa