Rohit Sharma welcomed Jimmy Neesham, Adam Milne and Trent Boult after a seven-day quarantine period.© BCCI/IPL
Skipper of defending champions Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma expressed his excitement to welcome the New Zealand trio of Jimmy Neesham, Adam Milne and Trent Boult after the end of their seven-day quarantine period. In a video released on the Mumbai Indians official Twitter handle, Rohit spoke on the importance of the New Zealand players joining the MI squad and the kind of skill set each one adds to the franchise which could prove influential in their bid to deliver a record third title on the trot in IPL.
MI’s Twitter video was captioned “Looking forward to get going! #KhelTakaTak #OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #MI #IPL2021 @ImRo45.”
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 9, 2021
Rohit spoke about the difficulties the three players would have experienced relating to the quarantine time in their hotel rooms. However, he added that each one of them absolutely loved to join the team and practice with the rest of the boys and play the game they love so much.
“I am pretty sure they are just excited to get out on the park. They’ve been quarantined for seven days and I know how it feels when you come out of the first day. It’s nice to just breathe the fresh air and get to be on the park and do what you love. I’m sure these guys are feeling the same,” Rohit says in the video.
“Good to have Jimmy Neesham for first time in the MI squad and Adam Milne who has been part of MI before as well. Good to have him back as well. And of course, Trent, who played a big part in the last season for us. MI expect nothing less from him this year as well.”
Rohit also sounded upbeat about their chances in the upcoming IPL. He reflected back on the good international season the Indian team had at home and abroad and how the confidence level was sky-high after putting up impressive performances.
“The feeling in the camp is absolutely electric and upbeat. It’s the start of the new season, we all know that, and the guys are really excited to get going. We’ve got some good faces in the squad as well which is exciting. IPL is always an exciting time and coming off from playing a lot of cricket as well. So, looking forward to get going, quite exciting. I think it’s going to be a good one this year as well. Hopefully we can do the right things, we can continue from where we left in Dubai,” he said.
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