Mumbai Indians (MI) the defending champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin the second leg of the IPL 2021 in UAE by facing off against arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on September 19 in the desert country.
The IPL 2021 had to be suspended in May 2021 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the franchise’s bio-bubbles as India was facing the second wave of COVID pandemic in April-May. Four players, multiple support staff, and other personnel were also infected with this deadly virus, which led the BCCI and IPL governing council to postponed the 14th edition of the tournament.
Later, the BCCI moved the tournament to the UAE, which had successfully hosted the IPL 2020 6 months earlier and there is also the possibility of crowds attending the matches as well.
Let’s Make It Three In A Row: Krunal Pandya On Mumbai Indians Winning The IPL 2021
Mumbai Indians (MI) all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya have joined the rest of the squad at the team’s resort in Abu Dhabi. Upon their arrival, the Pandya brothers spoke briefly in a video shared by Mumbai Indians on their social media handles.
The duo was excited to play in the second half of the IPL 2021 and perform to help their team win their third consecutive title and sixth title overall. An enthusiastic Hardik Pandya said he was looking forward to having a great IPL season and signed off by asserting that MI will win their third consecutive IPL trophy.
Not only this, but Hardik Pandya also stated that not only will MI win the IPL 2021, but India will also win the T20 World Cup 2021 which will also be played in the UAE and Oman.
“Very nice, We are feeling great. We know that it will be the same routine which we had last time. We look forward for a great season and hope to win… Not hope. We will get the third (consecutive IPL title) and the World Cup,” Hardik Pandya said.
His brother Krunal Pandya was also confident about MI’s chances and said: “Yes, we have good memories from last time. We were the champions. So I guess that’s that. The second phase will now begin. And let’s make it three in a row.”
The final of the IPL 2021 will be played on October 15.