After spending about six hours in lockdown Rohit is leaving no stone unturned as far as IPL preparations are concerned. The Mumbai Indians Captain ahead of the IPL 2020’s kick-off on September 19 is getting in shape. Days after he shared a clip where he & his wife Ritika were exercising together Rohit on Tuesday hit the gym. Rohit also posted three photos of him working out in the gym on his Twitter handle & captioned it as, “Hit the gym like it’s a short ball.”
On Sunday, Mumbai Indians – the IPL’s most successful franchise with four titles – had their first training session in the UAE after spending six days in quarantine. Rohit, who had an extensive hit out in the nets, said it felt good to be back hitting the ball while the team is getting used to the conditions in the Emirates.
“It feels good firstly just to be out here. Even though it’s only for an hour, but we will take it,” he had said. “It is pretty hot out here, so just making sure that you get use to the conditions, the pitches here and all of that. So [it will be] nice and easy the first few days.”
The last time IPL was played in UAE in the year 2014 when the country hosted the first half of the IPL across the Dubai and Abu Dhabi stadiums due to general elections in India. In the UAE, Mumbai Indians lost five matches but roared back in the India leg to eventually make it to the Playoffs. They were beaten by Chennai Super Kings in the eliminator.