Delhi Capitals, led by skipper Shreyas Iyer, assembled in Mumbai on Thursday forward of its departure for the United Arab Emirates the place the Indian Premier League will begin from September 19.
After having spent most a part of the previous 5 months at their respective houses, the gamers reached in batches following all of the protocols and security measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There is no such thing as a doubt that it will likely be a difficult journey for everybody concerned. However like everybody else, I’ve spent these previous couple of months specializing in my bodily and psychological well being, and taking good care of my household,” mentioned Ajinkya Rahane, part of the DC squad for the primary time.
“So the time I’ve managed to spend with them has put me in a optimistic state of mind. Nevertheless, this IPL will probably be a really totally different expertise for all of us, and we have to make it possible for we’re all very optimistic once we hit the bottom working. The bottom line is to take one step at a time.”
Fellow Mumbaikar and younger opening batsman Prithvi Shaw echoed his teammate’s opinion.
“We’ve got spent the previous 4-5 months coping with this pandemic, so everyone seems to be conscious of all of the do’s and don’ts. All of us have been getting ready mentally to reside and play beneath such circumstances, and taking all mandatory precautions for our security and well-being,” the 20-year-old mentioned.
Talking on how his staff will probably be approaching the upcoming season, Shaw mentioned, “All of us at Delhi Capitals play collectively as a staff, and strategy every little thing as one unit.
“We all know individuals have quite a lot of expectations from us however our focus will probably be on profiting from the coaching classes we get within the UAE and re-creating that implausible staff atmosphere which made us so profitable final 12 months. We even have the prospect to gel with the brand new gamers after which set our sights on the IPL season.”
The facet will attain UAE over the weekend.
Amongst different groups, Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders arrived within the UAE, on Thursday, setting the ball rolling for an occasion that many thought wouldn’t happen amid the worldwide well being disaster.