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IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians players and support staffs share their views on IPL returning to India

The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League returned to India after the previous edition being held in UAE. Despite the whole tournament being played behind closed doors, the feeling of returning to India and playing the cash-rich league is quite surreal, especially for the local players. 

Mumbai Indians who started off their campaign with a defeat at the hands of the Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to get their act right in their coming games. Mumbai Indians haven’t won any of their opening games in the IPL since 2012 and they continued their trend in the opening match of the 14th season. 

During a recent video posted by the Mumbai Indians on their Twitter handle, the players and the support staffs can be seen giving their views on the tournament returning to where it belongs. 

Former Indian pacer and currently the Director of Cricket Operations in the Mumbai Indians, Zaheer Khan said that it is always a special moment to play the extravaganza in India. All the editions of the tournament have been held in India barring the 2009 edition which was shifted to South Africa. Meanwhile, the first phase of the 2015 edition was also held in UAE.     

“ All the fans will be very excited that the IPL has come back to India,” Zaheer said during the video. Meanwhile wicket-keeper batsman Aditya Tare added that the players were lucky that IPL was held in UAE last year very successfully and to top it off Mumbai Indians bagged their 5th IPL title. 

Meanwhile captain Rohit Sharma also expressed his excitement with the IPL being back in India. Fast bowling coach Shane Bond also gave his opinion on the fact that how it is different for the Indian players to be back in their own den and despite not having home advantage as such, it feels that the players are back in their own territory. 

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