Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) have given a tiny break to its World Cup-bound players before the final leg of the ongoing IPL 2019.
It is learnt that the MI Management have decided to give four days' break to all players from the tournament to ensure that they relax, spend time with their families and keep them fit and fresh for the second half of the IPL 2019, but also for the upcoming World Cup 2019 as well.
The sources revealed that the MI released the players after their last IPL 2019 game against Rajasthan Royals on April 20 and they will reunite on April 25 before their next game against Chennai Super Kings.
Besides Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah, Mumbai has also given a break to its overseas stars Quinton de Kock, Lasith Malinga and among others who will be playing in the mega ICC event to manage their workload to stay fresh for the showpiece 50-over tournament in England.
As per reports in IANS, the source said, “Players are the priority and the only instruction to the boys was that whatever you do, don't get anywhere near a bat or ball. They should unwind, relax, switch off and focus on enjoying the four-day break.”
He signed off by saying, “Not just the likes of Rohit, Bumrah or Hardik. We have the likes of Quinton de Kock, Lasith Malinga and other players as well who will be playing the World Cup. The idea is to manage their workload in such a manner that they can give it their best when they play in the showpiece event. While the foreign players have mostly gone to Chennai directly and are enjoying there with their families, the Indian players have headed home.”
(With IANS Inputs)