England allrounder Ben Stokes arrived in the UAE on Sunday to join the Rajasthan Royals camp for the ongoing edition of Indian Premier League 2020. Stokes had gone back home to Christchurch due to personal reasons in the middle of the Test series against Pakistan in August. There were doubts whether Stokes would be missing the entire season of IPL due to troubles back home. (IPL 2020 Full Coverage)
But the allrounder has dispelled the doubts as he arrives in the UAE. As per the bio-secure protocols, Stokes will have to remain in isolation for the next 6 days, and will have to miss the upcoming fixtures of Rajasthan Royals.
Announcing his arrival in the country, Stokes posted a story on his official Instagram account in which he wrote: “Dubai is hot.”
He also posted a couple of shots of his room in which he was staying and his jersey and cricket kit were visible in the photos.
Rajasthan Royals suffered another loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday by 8 wickets. This was RR’s second defeat of the season. They earlier lost to Kolkata Knight Riders. RR started strong in IPL 2020, winning their first two games of the season against Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab.