After the initial lull during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, sports bounced back with bio-bubbles. Multiple sports events - professional and international - across the world were and still are being conducted by regular testing their athletes and creating bio-secure bubbles around them.
The Indian Premier League (IPL), arguably the world's most competitive professional cricket T20 league, in its second season since the pandemic is no different. After conducting their 2020 season in the Middle East, it's back in India in 2021 with multiple bio-bubbles at different locations in the country.
Two teams in the Chennai Super Kings, three-time Champions (2010, 2011, 2018), and the Rajasthan Royals, winners of the inaugural season in 2008, were in a bubble in Mumbai for the first leg of their schedule where either team played five games at the Wankhede Stadium.
However, as has been well-documented over the past year, bubble life can be tough mentally and physically. So, franchises have looked to ease the load on their players with fun activities and much-needed breaks in between games.
Multiple members of the Kings and Royals including the league's stalwarts such as Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo took to basketball to unwind.
Looking forward to a 'Helicopter Dunk' 🚁@msdhoni #Yellove- NBAIndia (@NBAIndia) April 23, 2021
@NBAIndia @NBA Our champ's entry for the draft is here 😎. Hey @KingJames , this guy has got some moves. Ain't he?- Chennai Super Kings - Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) April 22, 2021
Rahul Tewatia pulling off a Rahul Tewatia on the court 🏀#OnlyHere https://t.co/FMDgYObvki- NBAIndia (@NBAIndia) April 22, 2021
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