“We have been doing well in the last two seasons and the performances have come because of a collective effort. From coaches to selectors to players, everyone should be credited for Delhi Capitals’ progress as a team in the last few years,” Mishra said in a team release.
“After the IPL was suspended in May, I focussed on my recovery from Covid-19. According to the advice given to me by the doctors, I improved my fitness slowly and steadily.
“It was difficult for me during the recovery phase, but I am happy that I am here for the second half of the season. I trained on my own and didn’t go close to anybody after recovery.
IPL 2021: The 38-year old steadily increased his workload as he trained himself at home.
“I got some gym equipment such as treadmill and set them up at my home as well because I didn’t want to train in a public gym.
Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021 Phase 1
IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals were in an excellent form in the first leg of IPL in India where they topped the table before the tournament was suspended. In the eight matches franchisee had played, they returned with six wins.
Irrespective of their success, the senior player feels that the team will have to start afresh ahead of the remaining matches of tournament in UAE.
“We are at the top of the table right now, but we have to start afresh. We have to set our strategies again. I think every team has an equal chance of doing well now since we are all re-starting the tournament.
“We are playing the second half of the IPL in a different country, so we have to devise our strategies according to the conditions here in the UAE.”
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