Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma has said that he is fortunate and happy that he is getting to play cricket, something he loves in these tough times when common people are trying it hard to find work amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Many states in India including Rohit’s home state Maharashtra are seeing a second wave of COVID-19 pandemic which had brought normal life to a halt including the entire state going into a full lockdown till April 30. The IPL 2021 begins on April 9 with Rohit Sharma’s MI taking on Virat Kohli’s RCB at Chennai.
At Least We Are Lucky That We Are Getting To Do What We Like: Rohit Sharma
On the eve of the 14th IPL, five-time defending champions Mumbai Indians’ skipper Rohit spoke about life inside a bubble, a new normal necessitated by the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
“A lot of people are going through hard times, a lot of people are not able to work, not able to do what they like to. At least we are lucky that we are getting to do what we like. At least I am happy playing cricket which is what I love at the end of the day. If we have to adjust, we have to adjust. And try and see how you can get the best out of, you know, this bubble life as well,” Rohit said in a video posted by MI.
We Have Had Some Good Times In The Bubble: Rohit On IPL 2020 In UAE
Rohit Sharma recalled the times spent inside a strict bio-bubble in the UAE during last year’s IPL 2020. The tournament which was postponed from its normal time in March-May was played from September-November in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai.
“For me it was a little tough because I was injured during the IPL and I had to go back and get my hamstring sorted. So it wasn’t easy and then we had a very challenging tour of Australia after that and I missed quite a bit of it. We have had some good times in the bubble, especially during the IPL in the UAE we had some solid memories that we created,” Rohit Sharma said.
“We had the team room where we used to and chill and talk about a lot of stuff which was nice, which is something I feel has changed from the previous year. It’s nice to have the company around and have that bonding going,” he said.
Rohit Sharma’s MI have won the IPL in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020 and will be looking to complete a hat-trick of wins.