Chennai Super Kings (CSK) began their training in United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) on September 4. Their arrival in UAE was marred by controversies, which included 13 optimistic COVID-19 cases, and in addition the sudden departures of Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh attributable to private causes. To reassure followers that the state of affairs within the group’s bio-secure bubble has normalised, CSK shared a brief video of batting coach Michael Hussey on social media. Talking concerning the group’s progress, he stated, “It was a little bit of a dodgy begin, as a result of we needed to quarantine for a bit further. Now I feel we’re heading in the right direction.”
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“We’re coaching now and the boys are literally wanting good”, he additional added.
After the departure of Suresh Raina, the membership additionally noticed veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh pulling out of IPL 2020. He did not journey with the group to UAE, revealing on Twitter that it was attributable to private causes.
Hussey additionally talked about that he was impressed with the gamers within the CSK camp. “I’ve been very impressed with the boys about the best way they’ve approached coaching. They’ve been very eager. I used to be anticipating everybody to be extra rusty, however they’re in good condition”, he stated.
The IPL has been shifted to UAE as a result of rising coronavirus instances in India.
Hussey was additionally requested about his temper, each time the COVID-19 testing process would happen. He stated, “We’ve an excellent bubble round us, and I feel we’re protected nicely. However it’s all the time that I’m a bit of bit nervous however fairly assured we’ve got a wonderful construction round us.”
The previous Australian cricketer additionally feels that the present situations attributable to COVID-19 is one thing no person has skilled earlier than, so cricketers should adapt to it. He additionally credited the senior gamers in CSK, who with their expertise will make the method simpler.
Highlighting the psychological facet of cricket, he stated that it is vitally necessary as a result of present situations. “You want the bodily expertise as nicely. Each group is powerful on this competitors,” he stated.
“However even the psychological aspect of the sport shall be essential”, he additional added.
IPL 2020 begins on September 19, with the ultimate happening on November 10. CSK have their first match on the opening day, once they face defending champions Mumbai Indians.
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