IPL 2019 is all set to begin on March 23 at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium between last year's winners CSK and RCB. Watch pictures as huge names from both the teams practice hard before the big game.
In pic: Two stalwarts of the CSK watching the practice session like hawks. Chennai Super Kings posted this picture of Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni and wrote, "The #PracticeMatch scenes from #AnbuDen! #WhistlePodu #YelloveAgain"
Another picture of Chennai Super Kings' captain cool MS Dhoni practising the helicopter shot. They captioned, "The Lions #MenInBlue for the #PracticeMatch today! #WhistlePodu #AnbuDen"
This is a very crucial IPL for Virat Kohli, as World Cup 2019 is around the corner and if Virat Kohli can lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to their maiden IPL title, the confidence and momentum can carry forward to the World Cup as well.
Virat Kohli posted this picture from his first batting session at the Royal Challengers Bangalore nets. He wrote, "Great to be back at the Chinnaswamy for another season with @royalchallengersbangalore. Can’t wait to be on the field! #PlayBold #IPL2019"
Chennai Super Kings posted this picture of their captain MS Dhoni tonking the ball in the nets. They captioned, "Just before that Tonk and the sweet sound! #WhistlePodu #Yellove"
MS Dhoni loves playing around when a fan comes chasing behind him on the ground. Chennai Super Kings posted this picture and wrote, "Catch Me If You Fan #AnbuDen Version! #SuperPricelessThala @mahi7781 and the smiling assassin Balaji! #WhistlePodu"
Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni taking a good look at their weapon during practice. CSK captioned, "A Den coming feeling that cannot be expressed in words! True #Yellove! #WhistlePodu"
Leap higher aim higher! Virat Kohli posted this picture from a Royal Challengers Bangalore training session where he shows off his reflexes during catching practice.
Murali Vijay and Suresh Raina enjoying a sunny day out at the swimming pool. Chennai Super Kings captioned, "Why should the pitch have all the fun? #PhelpsStepAside #WhistlePodu"
Chennai Super Kings posted this picture of the team's star overseas players Dwayne Bravo and Shane Watson and captioned, "Hi guys, this is the Champion...and the Champion!" #TransPacificNanbans are #YelloveAgain"
Mohit Sharma, Suresh Raina and Murali Vijay show off their swag in this photo. Chennai Super Kings posted this picture and captioned, "Post shoot swag! That Pack-up face! #WhistlePodu #Yellove"
Chennai Super Kings pacer Mohit Sharma in action. Chennai Super Kings posted this picture and captioned, "Spin and Pace alternatively! What the nets witnessed today at the #AnbuDen! #WhistlePodu"
Chennai Super Kings posted this picture of the Turbanator Harbhajan Singh spinning his web on the M.A. Chidambaran pitch.
Chennai Super Kings posted this picture and wrote, "The Lion Throne! #WhistlePodu #Yellove #AnbuDen"
Royal Challengers Bangalore's star fast bowler Umesh Yadav getting in the groove during a net session. Royal Challengers Bangalore posted this picture and captioned, "Beast mode @UmeshYadav #WorkoutWednesday #PlayBold"
Umesh Yadav is known as one of the fittest cricketers in India. Royal Challengers Bangalore posted this picture where Umesh Yadav is seen doing resistance training at the gym.
As Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore are all set to face off in the IPL 2019 opener on March 23. Virat Kohli, Umesh Yadav, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and other practice hard in the nets. (Pics/ Chennai Super Kings Instagram and Royal Challengers Bangalore Instagram)