Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Thursday took to their official Instagram handle and posted a throwback video in which Australia all-rounder Ben Cutting and New Zealand batsman Tim Seifert can be seen engaging in shadowboxing.
Sharing a clip from one of their bonding sessions during the first half of IPL 2021, KKR wrote, “Shadow Boxing…only rule – to react in OPPOSITE direction to your opponent’s.”
Earlier, Cutting was also seen playing this fun game with another KKR teammate Lockie Ferguson.
Prior to the IPL suspension, Seifert was the third player to test positive for novel coronavirus in the KKR camp after Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier.
The 26-year-old had to stay back in India after the tournament was called off while the rest of his New Zealand teammates had flown to the Maldives.
Seifert was treated at a private hospital in Chennai along with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey.
Notably, KKR had a poor run in the first leg of the 14th edition. The two-time champions were placed at the seventh position in the IPL 2021 standing before the BCCI postponed the league due to multiple COVID-19 cases in the bio-secure bubble.
The Kolkata-based franchise managed to win only two out of their seven games.
The UAE leg of IPL 2021 is likely to make things even worse for the KKR as they are expected to go without their skipper Eoin Morgan and premium pacer Pat Cummins.