After a stellar series against the Sri Lankan’s, sweeping them for 2-0, the skipper is back for his new adventure with the Mumbai Indians for the TATA IPL 15th edition.
Just after reaching his hotel in Mumbai, with his wife Ritika Sajdeh and daugtherSamaira, Rohit was later accompanied by JaspritBumrah and coach Mahela Jayawardene just prior to their first match against the Chennai Super Kings.
In a funny incident at the hotel, Jayawardene was seen passing joke on Rohit’s grey beard saying,
“He has got more grey hair after beginning captaincy,”
While saying this jokingly, Mahela, the former legendary captain of the Sri Lankan team shook hands and sharing hugs with the player. The video was posted by the franchise on twitter, have a look at the funny incident,
Mumbai Indians’ first match will be against the Delhi Capitals team, which will be led by Rishabh Pant. The match will be played on March 27 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. It will be interesting to see the duo clashing against each other, as Delhi Capitals hasn’t won any IPL title yet, and will be longing to do so this time.
The 5-time IPL winner, the Mumbai Indians team will again be wanting to grab the title with both hands, however, this time there in total 10 teams in the league, and will not be an easy competition for the leading team.
For the season the Mumbai Indians have caught hold of some very tough players inside their teams which includes the likes of:
Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Jofra Archer, Keiron Pollard, JaspritBumrah, Tymal Mills, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Mohd. Arshad Khan, Ramandeep Singh, Hrithik Shokeen, Rahul Buddhi, Arjun Tendulkar, Fabian Allen, Aryan Juyal, Murugan Ashwin, Dewald Brevis, Basil Thampi, Sanjay Yadav, Riley Meredith, Sanjay Yadav.
But in a slightly major set back to the MI team, Suryakumar Yadav, who is the star batter of the team, injured himself. The injury took place on his thumb getting a hairline fracture. The batter was soon sent to the NCA (National Cricket Academy) for recovery before the match begins. However, the MIs has considered the player looking at his condition and has let him take complete rest keeping in mind the long picture.
According to reports, the player might get chance for their second game on April 2nd.
So, what exactly, Rohit is expected off?
Rohit or the Mumbai Indians team should focus on their first 2-3 matches of the IPL. The first match the Mumbai Indians will be playing against the Delhi Capitals and second against the Royal Challengers If Mumbai’s team manages to be successful in winning these initial matches, then trust us, the road ahead for the MI’s will be very easy.
The only challenge before Mumbai Indians will be to face defending champions Chennai Super Kings, and other teams like Rajasthan Royals, Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans .Over a period of 65 days, they would have their full 70 league matches and 4 additional playoff matches.