Written by: Nick Tatham
Miller making the most of lockdown
Durban – South African middle-order star and Hollywoodbets Dolphins hero
David Miller is dealing with his frustrations at not being able to play
and practice during the COVIs-19 lockdown, but the global star is upbeat
that they will be back on the park sooner rather than later.
With the Proteas tour of Sri Lanka postponed and the upcoming tour of the
West Indies in the balance along with the postponement of the Indian
Premier League, Miller has found himself in the unusual position of having
no winter cricket to look forward to.
“It’s the longest time that I have gone without hitting any balls,
practicing or playing!” the 30 year-old said. “It’s been challenging in
that sense mentally but it is also quite refreshing having a bit of a
“With that said it is a career so you definitely do miss playing and being
involved in the action but being able to exercise outside now has made it
a little bit easier.
“Everyone is the same boat during these difficult times but we just have
to be patient and see what happens in the next few weeks.”
Despite the uncertainty that comes with the current situation, Cricket
South Africa has made sure that the players are in the loop and are ready
should the situation change and the players are able to train and prepare
“We have been briefed by CSA and have been given workout programmes and
regimes because it is a time that we can still train and stay fit.
“It is concerning times at this stage though because the T20 World Cup is
around the corner which is a huge event for players and if that doesn’t
take place it will be a massive loss.
“We just need to bide our time and do what we can during this time,”
Miller was snapped up again in the IPL auction for 2020 and is set to
represent the Rajasthan Royals after a number of successful seasons with
the Kings XI Punjab. Not only is the IPL an important income for players
but it is a competition like no other from a cricketing perspective.
“Everyone knows that the IPL is a huge competition and although we are not
too sure about what is happening with the tournament it is out of our
control so we can’t dwell on that too much.
“It’s a tournament that I always look forward to because it is a great
test for any cricketer through the pressure and the high demands of the
owners and the crowds so I do miss it and hopefully we will be able to
play it again this year.”
The Hollywoodbets Dolphins will be hoping that Miller can play a role in
their 2020/21 season when it gets underway towards the backend of this
For more information visit
Should you require any further assistance
please contact Nick Tatham (083 610 1232) or email
Follow the Hollywoodbets Dolphins on social media
Click to download the hi-res
Hollywoodbets Dolphins logo -
coronavirus lockdown has been tough on everyone but Protea and
Hollywoodbets Dolphins star David Miller is making sure that he remains as
upbeat and fit as possible before cricket can resume again.
HOLLYWOOD SPORTSBOOK IS A LICENSED BETTING
OPERATOR. HOLLYWOODBETS SUPPORTS RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING. NO PERSONS UNDER
THE AGE OF 18 YEARS ARE PERMITTED TO GAMBLE. WINNERS KNOW WHEN TO
STOP.NATIONAL GAMBLING TOLL-FREE COUNSELLING LINE 0800 006 008.
Conditions of usage of photographs:
All photographs supplied and hyperlinked herewith may be used free of
charge, with full credit to the photographer and agency as provided. The
photographs may not be modified or retouched in any way, but may be
cropped to suit the layout requirements of the publications. The
photographs provided may be used exclusively for editorial purposes, and
may be reprinted in any newspaper, magazine, television programme or on
any website. These photographs may not be used for any commercial or
promotional purpose, including but not limited to posters, advertisements,
commercials, promotional email correspondence, point-of-sale material or
any retail promotion. Should such usage be desired, please contact us at
the details below.
Is this of no value to you?
This media release is intended for use by media professionals covering
this specific activity or sport. Should this release not be relevant you,
advise us immediately
and we will be glad to remove your name from
this particular database. It would be useful to us if you could advise us
which subjects you would like to continue receiving releases on.
For any further information, or if you
cannot access the images, please contact:
(031) 764 3017