The Mumbai Indians (MI) took to their first nets session today ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament that begins on the 9th of April. Among those in the training session were Piyush Chawla, Saurabh Tiwary and Arjun Tendulkar. The rest of the players would join the camp after their respective commitments get over. The full squad is expected to be available by April.
MI are the defending champions in the IPL and they would want to do the ‘three-peat’. If their squad and the form of the players are anything to go by, they are the favorites to win the tournament due to the exemplary pool of talented players that they have and the near-perfect team combination.
Arjun Tendulkar seen bowling at the nets
One of the signings made by the Mumbai Indians that led to a lot of attention and opinions was that of Arjun Tendulkar, the son of cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar. The left-arm pacer was acquired for his base price of Rs. 20 lakhs and he has now joined the MI training camp. He was spotted bowling at the nets in a video posted by the official account of Mumbai Indians which was captioned, “Our boys are back in MI colours! Paltan, it’s time for Net – Set – Go.”
Other players who appeared in the video were Piyush Chawla who was acquired at the auction for a sum of Rs. 2.40 crores at the auction and Saurabh Tiwary. The duo can be seen speaking about how excited they are about joining the camp and as to how the first day of training was ‘satisfying’.
MI begin their IPL 2021 campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore on the 9th of April in Chennai.