MS Dhoni was seen in the net as CSK prepared for the start of IPL 2020.© Twitter
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players are working hard to regain some of the lost time and were seen in another overnight training session. CSK’s official Twitter handle posted a video of Captain MS Dhoni, Shane Watson and Ravindra Jadeja, among others, who were hard at work. CSK was the last team to start training in the United Arab Emirates after it got stuck due to the corona virus. Thirteen members of the CSK contingent had tested positive for the coronavirus, including two players.
The video shows the Chennai team doing some field exercises, followed by a net session, with the cameras pointed at Captain Dhoni.
Pacer Shardul Thakur also makes a brief appearance in the video, with a big smile, saying, “Hi everyone, see you after training.”
Shane Watson’s blossoming cover drives also find a place in the video, as Ravindra Jadeja and Piyush Chawla are bowling hard.
Watch the video here:
– Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 7, 2020
The Chennai franchise began training in the UAE on Friday after all players, except the previous two, tested negative for the corona virus.
CSK’s preparations have also been made with the announcements of senior players Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh who are withdrawing from IPL 2020 for “personal reasons”.
Raina returned from the UAE, but in an exclusive interview with GossipMantri, he hinted at a return.
A few days later, veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh also withdrew for personal reasons, saying he expected “some privacy”.
Despite starting their practice late, Chennai Super Kings will still play the tournament opener against defending champions Mumbai Indians on September 19.
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