The wait over is finally over. Cricket’s biggest extravaganza – Indian Premier League (IPL) will commence from September 19 (Saturday) with defending champions Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings. Ahead of the tournament opener, Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma has downplayed Chennai calling them as just another opposition.
It is the big ‘El Classico’ of the cash-rich league. The encounter has attracted a lot of reactions from the fans as many tune in to watch their favourite player go up against each other. On the eve of the game, several Mumbai Indians cricketers were seen talking about their IPL 2020 opener against Chennai.
Chennai are just another opposition – Rohit Sharma
While everyone admitted that Chennai pressure, Rohit Sharma downplayed the competition. He said that Chennai are just another opposition and they will play their best game.
“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 the video.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 18, 2020
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are two of the most successful IPL teams in history. The defending champions have won the title four times while the Super Kings have lifted the prestigious title thrice. Saturday’s game will be no short of a thriller as both teams will want to set their tone right from the start.
Speaking of the battle against the Super Kings, Hardik Pandya said that along with the fans, they also look forward to this game.
“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,” Hardik said in the video.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians will start as the favourites going into the IPL 2020 opener against the Super Kings. Incidentally, two sides have so far played a total of 28 matches with Mumbai dominating the charts. The four-time champions have won 17 matches whereas CSK has just won 11 against them.