Mumbai Indians’ newest leg-spinner, Piyush Chawla, was delighted to hit the ground after completing the mandatory quarantine period ahead of IPL 2021. Piyush Chawla expressed his happiness in a video shared by the Mumbai Indians on their Instagram page.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians kicked off their net sessions for the 2021 IPL season on Thursday (March 25). The likes of Piyush Chawla, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Yudhvir Charak, and Arjun Tendulkar were part of this practice session at the Reliance Corporate Park.
Mumbai Indians’ Leg Spinner Piyush Chawla Felt Nice And Beautiful To Come Out Of Quarantine
Senior leg-spinner Piyush Chawla has completed his mandatory quarantine ahead of the IPL 2021 and on Thursday (March 25) began the net practice along with other Mumbai Indians players. The 5-time champions roped in the leg-spinner for Rs. 2.4 crore in the auction. Piyush Chawla has earlier represented Punjab Kings(formerly Kings XI Punjab), Kolkata Knight Riders, and Chennai Super Kings.
Speaking to the Mumbai Indians after the team’s first practice session, Piyush Chawla said: “It’s always nice once you come out of quarantine. It’s always the best feeling when you come to the ground and get to roll you arm over, and face some balls. So it was beautiful! As a player, when you come out of quarantine, it isn’t easy to get into the nets straightaway. You need long sessions to find you rhytm as a bowler.”
Piyush Chawla had previously plied his trade for the Punjab Kings, the Kolkata Knight Riders, and the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. After an uneventful IPL 2020 season with CSK, Piyush Chawla has now joined the Mumbai Indians squad.
Describing his first day with the Mumbai-based franchise, Piyush added: “Day 1 was very nice, the way things went along. Quite satisfying!”
Piyush Chawla had picked 6 scalps in 7 IPL games averaging 31.83 in IPL 2020. He is the third-highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL with 156 scalps in 164 games averaging 27.32.
Saurabh Tiwary Doesn’t Feel Like First Day
Saurabh Tiwary, who was a member of the IPL-winning Mumbai Indians team in the UAE last year, couldn’t believe that four months had passed since the night MI became five-time champions.
Giving his views on MI’s net session in Ghansoli, Tiwary said: “It feels like we just got back from Abu Dhabi and here we are at the next camp. Many of the players are not there. Everyone who’s here looks in shape. It doesn’t feel like this is the first day.”
A strongly built cricketer, Saurabh Tiwary is known for his hard-hitting skills. This Ranchi batsman became a familiar face as part of India’s U-19 World Cup-winning team in 2008. But what got him in the limelight was the third edition of IPL where he piled up 419 runs in 16 games for the Mumbai Indians.
Saurabh Tiwary performed well for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020. After having represented MI, RCB, and Delhi Daredevils previously, Saurabh Tiwary played for RPS in 2016 and has been representing MI since 2017.