There were a lot of smiles, hugs, handshakes and greetings prior to the on-field action between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Players of both teams were seen interacting with each other and having some fun with their opponents off the field. Even the coaching staff came forward to gel along with the opposition players. Mumbai's batting coach Robin Singh was seen having fun with Harbhajan Singh while Dwayne Bravo had a gala time with Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene and Lasith Malinga. Bravo and Harbhajan were the ones who were the center of attraction in this interaction.
Harbhajan first greeted and hugged New Zealand speedster Mitchell McClenaghan who was his team-mate when he played for Mumbai Indians. He was also seen interacting with one of his old friend and Indian team-mate Yuvraj Singh. Even Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma was seen having a good time with CSK players Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina where he did a strange act that made both of them laugh. However, the most standout feature of this interaction was that of Dwayne Bravo trying to interrupt Mumbai's practice session as he came in between their football practice and tried to practice some kicks. However, skipper Rohit Sharma snatched the ball and ran away before coming back and sharing a hug with the stylish West Indian all-rounder.
Chennai Super Kings went on to post this video on Twitter.
IPL's most successful teams Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will be locking horns at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. It is indeed a 'Clash of the Titans' as both teams have won the silverware thrice. Mumbai were crowned champions in 2013,2015 & 2017 while CSK have won in 2010,2011 and 2018 respectively. Mumbai Indians head into this contest after an eight wicket loss to Kings XI Punjab on Saturday while Chennai will be confident after their close eight run win against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. Mumbai will be looking to register their first home win of this season and end CSK's dominance while the MS Dhoni led Chennai outfit will be aiming to keep their unbeaten streak intact.