Mumbai Indians are set to face Chennai Super Kings in the opener of the IPL 2020 on 19th September i.e today. MI skipper Rohit Sharma is all confident about his side and says CSK is just another opposition for them. The MI vs CSK rivalry is considered the biggest in the IPL and often termed as the ‘El Clasico of IPL’. The last time these two sides faced each other was in the IPL 2019 final which MI won by a single run.
Both the sides are missing their veteran players in Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina for CSK and Lasith Malinga for MI. They have all withdrawn from the tournament citing personal reasons.
“Playing against CSK is always fun, we enjoy that battle”: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma says it is always fun to play against arch-rivals CSK. In the game, they are just another opposition for the team according to Sharma.
“Playing against CSK is always fun, we enjoy that battle. But when we play the game it is just another opposition for us and that is how we want to move forward,” Rohit said in a video posted by Mumbai Indians on their official Twitter account.
The Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings match is a special one according to Hardik Pandya
MI all-rounder Hardik Pandya believes the MI vs CSK match is always looked up to by fans because both teams are the most loved. He also stated that they don’t know when they will regain their top form after this long break.
“It has become a game which people look forward to. It is one of the two franchises that are most loved by the fans and that is how it becomes special. I do not know when we all will get our A-game out when we are playing against CSK and I wish we always do that,” Pandya said.
Mumbai Indians are the most successful side in the IPL history winning the tournament on four different occasions. They are followed by Chennai Super Kings who have had won it 3 times.
The Indian Premier League will be played in UAE amid the Coronavirus pandemic and will be held in three venues Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah from September 19 to November 10 amid COVID-19 protocols laid down by the ICC and BCCI.