Mumbai Indians players played pool volleyball after completing the quarantine in the UAE.© Mumbai Indians / Instagram
Members of the Mumbai Indians squad, who arrived in Abu Dhabi on Aug. 13, celebrated the end of their week-long mandatory quarantine by playing a game of pool volleyball. The defending champions took to Instagram on Friday to share a video where the team can be seen enjoying their time away from the cricket pitch. People like Ishan Kishan, Piyush Chawla, Aditya Tare and Dhawal Kulkarni were seen playing volleyball. “Dive straight from quarantine for a game of pool volleyball,” the video read.
Five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians arrived in the UAE without their captain Rohit Sharma and other stars such as Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav. All three players are with Team India in England for the ongoing Test series.
The Mumbai-based franchise was fourth on the points tally with eight points from seven matches when the 2021 IPL was postponed midway through after several players in teams tested positive for Covid.
When the competition was suspended on May 4 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the tournament’s bio-bubble, it was just over halfway through, with Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings the only teams to have played eight matches, and the the rest are all seven.
In the first match of the UAE stage of IPL 2021, the Rohit Sharma-led outfit will face MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on September 19.
Mumbai Indians have won the last two IPLs and Rohit has the chance to make history by becoming the first captain to win three consecutive IPL titles.
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