Ravindra Jadeja will play for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020.© BCCI / IPL
Ravindra Jadeja has had to wait longer than usual to get on the field and show his razor-sharp reflexes. Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Jadeja’s Indian Premier League (IPL) team, were offset by an offshoot in COVID-19 cases in their camp and their training was rescheduled for a week. However, CSK is now back on training grounds and Jadeja is also getting ready. In a video posted on social media by CSK, Jadeja sees Jadeja switch from his tees to the team jersey in an instant and get ready for the Muqabala – the fight. AR Rahman’s song in the background adds flavor to Jadeja’s show as CSK comment “Only your horses are missing now!” referring to the horses that Jadeja owns.
– Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 6, 2020
Two CSK players tested positive for COVID-19 and the entire squad and support staff were asked to extend their quarantine period beyond the mandatory six days since their arrival in the UAE.
As all players had tested negative, the team started training on Friday, September 4 and captain MS Dhoni was seen yesterday leaving for the training ground.
Aside from the coronavirus fear, CSK has also suffered the loss of two of their key players – Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh. Both players have withdrawn from IPL 2020 for personal reasons.
Harbhajan, the latest player to retire from the league, tweeted after deciding not to participate in the IPL this season.
“Dear friends, I will not be playing an IPL this year for personal reasons. These are tough times and I expect some privacy when I spend time with my family. @ChennaiIPL CSK management has been extremely supportive and I wish them a great IPL. Stay safe and Jai Hind, ”tweeted Harbhajan.
The IPL begins on September 19 and the schedule for the competition is expected to be announced on Sunday, September 6.
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