Shalin stays on the right lane despite challenging situations


PETALING JAYA: National bowler Shalin Zulkifli (pic) has been in the scene long enough to know when one should not complain. That’s why the 42-year-old Shalin is taking it in her stride although there have been no bowling competitions for almost a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

And she is cool even when the training sessions are constantly disrupted depending on the number of the Covid-19 cases. If it’s reported to be high, the bowling alley is the first to close, thus affecting the national team’s training programme as well.

Shalin understands that there are others who suffer more.

“What we go through is nothing compared to what others go through due to the pandemic, ” said Shalin.

“One has to look at the bigger picture. We may be bored as there is no competition. It might be a low for us but compared to someone else’s low, who are really struggling because of the Covid-19, what we go through is insignificant really.

“We should not dwell on the negatives because if we do, we’ll be depressed. We just have to take the positives out of the situation that we have no control over.”

Shalin and Co have been back in training since Nov 12 after taking several breaks.

“There are slight changes in our training, we train an hour to two depending on the day and there’s gym training too. I’m working on minimising my weak points and honing my strengths, ” said Shalin.

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