Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in the Indian Premier League history. Not only have they won five titles to date but the manner in which they have dominated in recent years have even made them one of the world's best T20 franchises. However, the franchise does not want to be champions on the field but also wants to leave an impact off it. And ahead of IPL 2021 resumption, their fielding coach James Pamment shared an important message which would help not only the Blue and Gold Brigade but for the entire planet.
Pamment spoke about dealing with plastic bottles while training or practising. He said how one treats their space defines personality and they shouldn't litter around plastic bottles thinking that the other team will throw them in the bin.
"Can you take care of your plastic bottles? Okay? So we don't have that team, serving us over there and having to run around and pick all our plastic bottles up. I think that's the definition of a really good team and a really good individual, he takes care of his own space," Pamment says to the MI players gathered around him.
"I understand when bowlers are bowling and you might drop two or three down, As soon as your spells finish, pick them up and put them in the bin. I think that sends a strong message of what kind of a team we really are," he adds.
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IPL 2021 is set to resume with a blockbuster of a clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on September 19. The clash is popularly known as the El Clasico of IPL. However, MI shared a great record over their arch-rivals and have already defeated them once in the season, thanks to a special effort from Kieron Pollard. While MI would hope they could produce a similar performance to get things underway, CSK would hope to return the favour in this fixture. The two teams share eight titles between them and both continue to be in the top half of the points tally this year.