New Delhi, September 1
Kings XI Punjab batsman Mayank Agarwal was neither apprehensive about getting again to the nets neither is he complaining concerning the strict bio-bubble tips in place for the IPL. For him, attending to play amid the pandemic “beats everything”.
His IPL captain KL Rahul and India skipper Virat Kohli have spoken concerning the apprehensions they’d about getting again to the nets after a five-month break, however Agarwal says he had no fears.
“There were no apprehensions. I just did not put high expectations on myself when I went into practice. It was just more about trying to get back to where I left off. I did not look to judge myself in the first few net sessions,” Agarwal mentioned. The 29-year-old from Bengaluru mentioned KXIP head coach Anil Kumble has been slowly build up the depth of the classes. “Physically, yes, I am (back to his best) but skill-wise it would take a few more sessions. It is just about getting your batting rhythm back. It is pretty hot in here also so trying to get accustomed to the climate by training in peak hours,” mentioned Agarwal.
Upon arrival within the UAE, all KXIP gamers went right into a six-day quarantine and after three adverse assessments, have been allowed to enter the event’s bio-bubble and begin coaching. The gamers and officers, who need to put on a bluetooth-enabled band in order that their actions might be tracked, face strict motion in the event that they breach the bio-secure protocol. — PTI