"If we aren't able to get back to a level of normalcy, we'll see the real impact on our domestic cricket and grassroots cricket. This year is probably more important for someone in his final year of Under-19s," Dravid told the Deccan Herald.
The Indian cricketers are all set to make a return to competitive cricket when the Indian Premier League gets underway in September this year. Following the completion of IPL, India are expected to tour Down Under for a four-match Test series.
The pandemic will hit more after October, feels Dravid
Dravid asserted the pandemic could dent the plight of Indian cricket later this year.
"A few international tournaments have been canceled, people can always find time for that, but once October comes around, that's when I think it'll start hitting more. The next domestic season, for a lot of our young domestic players juniors, Under-16s, Under-19s, and women cricketers start in October." Dravid added.