RCB leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal feels that this year’s IPL will be very different as there are numerous challenges that players have to face due to coronavirus.
According to the spinner, the players who are mentally prepared to play & stay in the bio-secure environment will be beneficial in the competition. Chahal said, “Training and living in the bio-bubble is very different but we are getting to practice and nothing more than that is needed. These are not normal times and even before the positive cases inside the bubble, precautions were of the utmost level.”
When asked about staying in a bio-secure bubble throughout the year during the international tour, Chahal replied: “Yes, I’m mentally prepared to be in the bubble till the situation all over gets back to normal.”
While talking Chahal also said that there is nothing about individual glory but he wants the team to do well in the upcoming IPL season. “I’m not thinking too much about the purple cap. I just want to do well and contribute in any way I can for my team whenever I get the chance to perform,” he added.
“We have a very balanced side with some great additions to our team and certainly Aaron Finch’s addition gives us more depth in the batting department,” Chahal said.
Chahal who has strengthen his place in India’s limited overs squad is yet to make his debut in the longest format of cricket. The spinner’s ultimate goal is to win the World Cup for the country and represent India in the longest format. “Test cricket is the ultimate challenge for any player. The goal is to win the World Cup for India but my personal goal is representing India in Tests,” he said.
The 13th edition of the IPL will kick start from September 19 & RCB will face SunRisers Hyderabad in their opening game of the tournament in Dubai on September 21.