En Route to Abu Dhabi, Mumbai Indians greeted with a special message

En Route to Abu Dhabi, Mumbai Indians greeted with a special message

Due to the devastating second wave, the IPL 2021 had to be postponed mid-way. The matches are now expected to start soon and teams are already on their way to UAE to get set for the tournament. Players of the team Mumbai Indians were on a flight to Abu Dhabi on Sunday, August 15, when they received a surprise sweet message.

Mumbai Indians have posted a small video on their social media that had the captain of their flight from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi make a special inflight announcement in a cricketing way.

"It is an honour to welcome you aboard on this flight 9065 charter service from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi. Considering the rains coming in today morning, we managed a quick started departure. Just like how Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock do it for the team," said the pilot.

He further said, "As per the flight details, we are flying airbus 321 aircraft cruising at 3000ft above sea level. Flight will be maintaining a ground speed of about 900km/h that gives us about 45 minutes before we land at our destination. That's just the time Kieron Pollard needs to score another century."

"Forecast conditions at the destination, we are expecting a sunny morning with the temperature of 32 degrees. Pretty much calmness just like Jasprit Bumrah kept during the super over of 2017 playoff against KKR. We shall try landing in Abu Dhabi as early as possible depending on air traffic congestion. However, I can say it won't be as quick as Hardik Pandya or Ishan Kishan's half-century record. "On behalf of the entire Indigo family, we wish you all the very best for the season. It's an absolute honour to have you on board this morning. Thank You!" concluded the pilot as the flight took off

The second schedule of IPL 2021 is slated to start from September 19. In the first match defending champions, Mumbai Indians will take on Chennai Super Kings. 

Currently, Mumbai Indians is in the fourth spot in the league after winning four out of the seven matches that it has played. Delhi Capitals is leading the points table with 12 points, while Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore are in the second and third spot. 

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