Visual treat for Jagadeesan during quarantine

Whenever Narayan Jagadeesan looks through the window of his room at Taj Dubai, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) wicketkeeper-batsman gets visually treated to the beautiful Burj Khalifa and other scintillating skyscrapers.
N Jagadeesan will be keen on making his CSK debut in the forthcoming IPL
N Jagadeesan will be keen on making his CSK debut in the forthcoming IPL

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As a result of it, the 24-year-old Jagadeesan isn’t particularly having a hard time, despite being confined within four walls during the mandatory one-week quarantine. “I am thankful for having a very good view from my hotel room. I have been spending time by enjoying the scenic beauty of the city,” Jagadeesan told DT Next from Dubai.
Giving an insight into his daily routine during the ongoing quarantine period, Jagadeesan, yet to make his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut, revealed: “There are some weights in each and every room. So, I have been training on a regular basis. Apart from that, I have been watching web series in my iPad and playing games such as FIFA, NBA and Call of Duty.” Amidst the raging coronavirus pandemic, players and officials of IPL 2020 – scheduled in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) between September 19 and November 10 – will stay in a bio-bubble as a precautionary measure. Opener Jagadeesan said that remaining in a secluded area for the next three months would be a different feeling altogether.
“It is something that none of the Indian players have experienced thus far. I really have no idea of how the experience is going to be. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has laid out the guidelines and we will have to follow them. I might engage myself by thinking about my own game, when I am in the bio-bubble,” he added.
Prior to landing in its IPL base Dubai, MS Dhoni-led CSK had a five-day camp at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. All domestic players barring the trio of Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur hit the nets at Chepauk. Jagadeesan emphasised that the camp was of great help to everyone.
“Many players had been away from the game for months. It was a good way to start our preparations. The wickets and facilities were excellent. Because we had a camp, the players will find it easier to get into the groove when we start practising in Dubai.” Before signing off, Jagadeesan spoke about the goals for the upcoming edition. “The team’s only objective is to win the tournament. On a personal note, I don’t know about my chances. If given an opportunity, I will make the most of it,” Jagadeesan, bought by the franchise at the 2018 IPL auction, concluded.

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