Delhi Capitals squad, led by captain Shreyas Iyer, assembled right here on Thursday forward of their departure for the United Arab Emirates the place the IPL will begin from September 19.
After having spent most a part of the previous 5 months of their respective houses, the Delhi Capitals gamers reached Mumbai in batches following all of the protocols and security measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There isn’t any doubt that it will likely be a difficult journey for everybody concerned. However like everybody else, I’ve spent these previous few months specializing in my bodily and psychological well being, and caring for my household,” mentioned Ajinkya Rahane, who is part of the Delhi Capitals for the primary time.
“So the time I’ve managed to spend with them has put me in a constructive way of thinking. Nonetheless, this IPL will probably be a really totally different expertise for all of us, and we have to ensure that we’re all very constructive after we hit the bottom working. The hot button is to take one step at a time.”
Fellow Mumbaikar and younger opening batsman Prithvi Shaw echoed his teammate’s opinion.
“We have now spent the previous 4-5 months coping with this pandemic, so everyone seems to be conscious of all of the do’s and don’ts. All of us have been getting ready mentally to dwell and play below such circumstances, and taking all needed precautions for our security and well-being,” the 20-year-old mentioned.
Talking on how his crew will probably be approaching the upcoming season, Shaw mentioned, “All of us at Delhi Capitals play collectively as a crew, and method all the things as one unit.
“We all know individuals have a number of expectations from us, however our focus will probably be on profiting from the coaching periods we get within the UAE, and re-creating that incredible crew surroundings which made us so profitable final 12 months. We even have the possibility to gel with the brand new gamers after which set our sights on the IPL season.”
Delhi Capitals will attain UAE over the weekend.
Amongst different groups, Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday arrived within the UAE, setting the ball rolling for an occasion that many thought wouldn’t happen amid the worldwide well being disaster.
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