Mumbai Indians (MI), the most successful franchise, has unveiled its brand new jersey for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) scheduled to commence from 19th September.
MI, in its official account, posted a video clip to reveal the blue and golden colour jersey with Hydroman, an Indian dancer who has made a name for himself for showing off his dancing skills underwater, wearing it. It was a unique way to present the kit which is being liked by the fans.
Here is the video clip shared by Mumbai Indians:
? BLUE. ✨GOLD. ??AALA RE!!!
? The wait is over. Paltan, here’s our official jersey for #Dream11IPL! ?
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) August 30, 2020
Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians is the four IPL titleholders. The franchise has won all of the titles under the captaincy of Rohit. The team lifted the cups in 2013, 2015, 2017 and the latest being in 2019. The team has strong bowling and batting line up and favourites to grab the hands on the coveted trophy this year as well.
But the massive blow for the team can be Lasith Malinga missing out the first week of the competition. As per reports, the Sri Lanka pacer has decided to stay with his father who is ill and still to go under surgery.
Meanwhile, New Zealand’s prominent pacer Trent Boult will be playing for Mumbai Indians for the first time. But he is yet to join the team in the UAE.
Mumbai Indians begin their training camp:
The Mumbai based franchise has started their three-week preparation in Abu Dhabi, where recently coronavirus cases have seen a spike. All the players of the franchise were tested during the quarantine period, as per BCCI norms.
Being the defending champion, Mumbai Indians will feature in the tournament opener. However, the positive cases found in CSK camp have delayed the announcement of the IPL schedule.
Earlier, the most-watched T20 league was scheduled to being from 29th March but the outbreak of the virus had postponed the tournament.