Indian cricketers, Suresh Raina and Rishabh Pant, have been practicing amidst coronavirus pandemic together. The duo recently had a rigorous training session to prepare themselves for the upcoming season of IPL T20. After practice, Raina and Pant had an ice bath on the field in a huge tub to beat the heat.
IPL franchise, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), shared the video on their social media accounts and captioned it as “That trademark #ChinnaThala laughter after catching @RishabhPant17 off-guard! VC: @ImRaina.”
In the video, the duo can be seen having fun in the bath-tub. Raina even took Pant by surprise by spattering water his junior’s face. Pant showed a sudden reaction to it, and he spattered the cold water back on Raina in the tub.
Here’s the video:
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 10, 2020
Raina and Pant are gearing up for the return of cricket, and the southpaw also shared a video of their practice session on Twitter.
“Practice sessions = Golden hour. Here is a short clip of today’s session, had a lot of fun practicing today with my bro @RishabhPant17 Constantly pushing to achieve our goals,” wrote Raina.
Practice sessions = Golden hour ☀️
Here is a short clip of today’s session, had a lot of fun practicing today with my bro @RishabhPant17
Constantly pushing to achieve our goals ✌️ pic.twitter.com/hkEfiZ0uO1
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 10, 2020
Don’t want the year 2020 to finish without an IPL: Sourav Ganguly
Ganguly has once again reiterated the BCCI’s desire to host the IPL this year to bring back some normalcy in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
“We want to have it, as I said that cricket needs to be back,” Ganguly said on India Today’s show Inspiration.
“For us, it’s off-season at the moment which has actually helped. We finished our domestic season in March and then we had to cancel the IPL, which is the most important part of our domestic season.
“We want IPL to happen because life needs to be back to normal and cricket needs to be back to normal but we don’t have a decision from the ICC regarding the T20 World Cup,” he added.
There have been reports of the IPL shifting out of India considering the virus threat that is raging on in the country presently. Ganguly, however, stated their first priority will be to host the tournament in India before looking out for venues on foreign shores.