IPL 2021: West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard on Wednesday began training with the Mumbai Indians squad for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Pollard donned the Mumbai Indians jersey and announced his arrival in style. “Pollard is here”, said the all-rounder in a video posted by Mumbai Indians in which the fans could be seen asking about the whereabouts of the West Indies cricketer.
̶W̶h̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶P̶o̶l̶l̶a̶r̶d̶?̶ ̶
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 7, 2021
Earlier in the day, ANI had reported that Pollard just finished his seven-day quarantine period and was ready to train.
“He left West Indies and joined the MI unit in Chennai. He has just finished his quarantine period as prescribed by the BCCI Standard Operating Procedure and that is why he wasn’t seen around in MI training activities,” the source close to the West Indies all-rounder told ANI.
The IPL SOP only excused players who were part of the India-England limited-overs series and moved directly to their respective IPL bio-bubbles from mandatory quarantine.
The Mumbai Indians outfit suffered a scare on Tuesday after scout and wicket-keeping consultant Kiran More tested positive for COVID-19. But fortunately, the test on the players and the rest of the support staff came negative. But as a precautionary measure, Mumbai Indians’ training session for Tuesday was cancelled.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians will begin their campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Friday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
IPL 2021: Suryakumar Yadav gives exclusive tour of Mumbai Indians team’s special room
The Mumbai Indians explosive batsman SuryKumar Yadav on Wednesday provided a tour of MI team room. The five times champions are currently staying in Chennai. They will face off Virat Kohli-led RCB in IPL 2021 opener.
The team is staying a little far away from the special room dedicated room. SuryaKumar Yadav took a bike to reach that special part of the hotel. The team room featured some nice indoor games, card games, ludo, Jenga setup. They also had some good outdoor facilities such as Tennis, Badminton.
There are 2 screens inside the MI special room. They also have a commander zone where they play snooker. Zaheer Khan and Robin Singh play a lot of table tennis and they are excellent at it.