According to Rajasthan Royals’ player Robin Uthappa, this season of Indian Premier League is going to be very special as it will bring the “feeling of normalcy back into our lives” during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic situations.
A video has been posted on the official website of IPL, in which Uthappa said,
“Very happy to get back to playing, competing, and not just individually but as a team. I think that’s what I enjoyed a lot more… Most definitely, it is going to be special this year, simply because of what we all have gone through as a human race.”
“I think in this unpredictable time, we were and are craving for normalcy and this tournament and sports, in general, bring about that feeling of normalcy back into our lives,” Uthappa added.
Ahead of the tournament, Uthappa has cleared that their team Rajasthan Royals(RR) is going into the IPL with the desire of holding the trophy.
“… Indians and cricket lovers all around the world will be looking forward to this tournament. So, in that sense, it is a big, big IPL. Having said that, I think like any other team, our desire and intention is to go out there and compete extremely well and hopefully win the tournament,” he said.
Later, commenting on Yashasvi Jaiswal, Uthappa said, “Yashasvi is a really exciting player for the future. I think he has performed extremely well in domestic cricket and having more IPL will be good for him in his pursuit of playing for India.”
The 13th edition of Indian Premier League will be played from September 19 to November 10 in the UAE across three venues – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah.
The first match will be played between the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK).