On the eve of the 14th IPL, 5-time defending champions Mumbai Indians‘ skipper Rohit spoke about life inside a bubble, a brand new regular necessitated by the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
“A lot of people are going through hard times, a lot of people are not able to work, not able to do what they like to. At least we are lucky that we are getting to do what we like,” Rohit stated in a video, which was posted by his franchise on Twitter.
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“At least I am happy playing cricket which is what I love at the end of the day. If we have to adjust, we have to adjust. And try and see how you can get the best out of, you know, this bubble life as well,” India’s white-ball vice-captain added on Thursday.
In a a lot-awaited opener, MI will tackle Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore on the MA Chidambaram Stadium right here.
He stated the nation’s memorable latest triumphs towards sturdy groups equivalent to England and Australia will give Indian cricket quite a bit of confidence going forward.
“… The whole world has seen what we did there in Australia. The performance we put in as a team was so pleasing to see, especially by the younger players who have just come into the squad. Taking up the responsibility, rising to the occasion, which was so great to see.
“So that was Australia after which we have been playing England in India. Again, beating England in all three codecs. All the gamers put their fingers up.
“England is a very, very competitive side and they have done really well in the last few years. And to beat a team like that gives us a lot of confidence moving forward,” the prolific scorer stated.
Rohit additionally recalled the occasions spent inside a bubble within the UAE throughout final 12 months’s IPL.
“For me it was a little tough because I was injured during the IPL and I had to go back and get my hamstring sorted. So it wasn’t easy and then we had a very challenging tour of Australia after that and I missed quite a bit of it.
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The 14th edition of the world’s biggest T20 franchise cricket tournament — the Indian Premier League is all set to commence from April 9 with the defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament opener in Chennai. (Photo credit: BCCI/IPL)
“We have had some good occasions within the bubble, particularly throughout the IPL within the UAE we had some strong recollections that we created.
“Plus the bubble life in Australia and now in India, when we played against England. It was good, we got to know a lot of players who usually don’t come out of their rooms.
“So we had the staff room the place we used to chill and discuss quite a bit of stuff which was good, which is one thing I really feel has modified from the earlier 12 months. It’s good to have the corporate round and have that bonding going,” he said.
Entering the lucrative league as one of the favourites, Rohit’s MI will complete a hat-trick of title triumphs if they win the IPL this year.