IPL 2021: Indigo Airlines does something special for Mumbai Indians en-route to UAE (Watch video)
The 2021 Indian Premier League is all set to resume in the United Arab Emirates. Meanwhile, as Mumbai Indians was en-route to the gulf, the franchise was greeted uniquely by Indigo Airlines.
As the Indian Premier League 2021 prepares for its resumption in the United Aram Emirates, the build-up is underway. Also, a few members of the franchises have already flown off to the gulf.
Similarly, defending champion, Mumbai Indians also landed in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Meanwhile, en-route to the gulf, Indigo Airlines came up with a special greeting for all the travelling franchise members.
During takeoff, the aircraft pilot gave specifications regarding the flight concerning that of MI. He connected the details to a few of the MI players in a unique fashion.
"It is an honour to welcome you aboard on this flight charter service from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi. Considering the rains coming in today morning, we have started a quick departure, just like how Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock do it for the team," said the pilot.
"As per the flight details, we are flying, cruising at 3,000 feet above sea level. Flight will be maintaining a ground speed of about 900 km/h. That gives us about 45 minutes before we land at our destination. That's just the time Kieron Pollard needs to score a century," he continued.
"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 (Kolkata Knight Riders)," he added.
"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," he further stated.
"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 onboard this morning. Thank You," he concluded.
Watch the video of the same here, shared by MI on its social media handles:
As of now, the players who have arrived in Abu Dhabi would be serving a seven-day quarantine before beginning training and warm-up sessions. MI is currently placed fourth in the IPL 2021 table and is in contention for the playoffs.
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