Suresh Raina – who is one of the top run-getters in the history of the Indian Premier League – said that skipper MS Dhoni has been practising hard at home during the pandemic and everyone else should be doing the same to be ready for IPL 13 in UAE. Also Read - IPL 2020, KKR vs MI: How Mumbai Indians Bounced Back to Beat Kolkata Knight Riders
“I have been speaking to a lot of the players, everything has been planned. Deepak Chahar has been playing and MS Dhoni is also training hard at his home. Everyone has to do it because this game requires lot of fitness, lot of commitment,” he said during an interview on Star Sports Cricket Connected. Also Read - Dream11 IPL 2020 Points Table Updated After KKR vs MI, Match 5: Who is at The Top, Most Run-Getter And Wicket-Taker?
Being in a state of lockdown for the last 4-5 months, Raina admitted he is looking forward to playing the tournament in the UAE and is excited about it. Also Read - KXIP vs RCB Dream11 Team Hints And Predictions, Captain And Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 6 Dubai International Cricket Stadium at 7:30 PM IST Thursday September 24
“We are going to have a camp. We have lots to do, we are going there I think 18-20 days before. It is good to go early because IPL is coming and we have been under lockdown for 4-5 months. So, it is good to be there before IPL and it is going to be exciting,” Raina added.
Raina has been practising with Delhi Capitals wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant in Ghaziabad during the pandemic and said that both of them are timing the ball well. He also praised Mohammed Shami and Piyush Chawla for the way they have been training.
“I have been practising with Rishabh Pant. He was hitting the ball very well. Then I had a net with Shami. All bowlers have been coming here and practising. Piyush Chawla also came, he bowled really well.