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IPL 2020: IPL players celebrate International Dog Day

Filed on August 26, 2020

The Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise shared pictures of players posing with their dogs. - RCB twitter handle

Mumbai Indians players and family members with their dogs. Mumbai Indians Twitter Handle

Franchises share pictures of players and their furry friends

August 26 marked the celebration of International Dog day, as pictures of master and man's best friend was widely shared on social media.

On the occasion, Indian Premier League franchises also jumped in the bandwagon, sharing pictures of their star players posing with their furry friends. The close bond between humans with dogs was evident in the pictures shared on Twitter by various IPL franchises, reported NDTV sports.

Mumbai Indians tweeted: "Thanks fur everything". In their tweet they tagged all players like Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Trent Boult, Quinton de Kock, among others.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), led by Indian skipper Virat Kohli, also showed their creativity in their caption as they wrote: "Paws what you're doing and enjoy these pictures of our stars with some of our furry friends! #PlayBold #InternationalDogDay #RCBLovesFurry".

SunRisers Hyderabad also took to the occasion by sharing some pictures of their players like Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow and fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar with his dog Alex.

"This #InternationalDogDay hope you have a pawsome time #OrangeArmy #SRH," SRH captioned their post on Twitter.

"2020's been ruff, here's spreading some pawsitivity this #InternationalDogDay #SaddaPunjab," tweeted Kings XI Punjab, while sharing pictures of their skipper KL Rahul and several other players enjoying time with their lovely dogs.

Delhi Capitals posted a series of tweets on the occasion and used a famous dialogue from a popular web series and tweaked it a bit to suit the occasion, "If a man wishes to spend #InternationalDogDay with his dog, he is a good man".

Rajasthan Royals, who won the inaugural edition of IPL, highlighted the unconditional love between dogs and humans through their tweet, which read: "Unconditional love, captured".

All eight IPL franchises have reached the UAE for the 13th edition of the Punjab biggest domestic T20 league in the world. The players are currently undergoing self-quarantine as per the protocols laid out the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Mumbai Indians, led by Rohit Sharma, are the defending champions and will kick-start the tournament taking on MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings in the opening match.

The tournament will kick-start on September 19 and will last for a total of 53 days, with the final scheduled to be played on November 10.

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