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Rohit Sharma feeling emotional: Completes 12 years with Mumbai Indians

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- January 09th 2023 01:45 PM
Rohit Sharma feeling emotional: Completes 12 years with Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma feeling emotional: Completes 12 years with Mumbai Indians

Huge milestone with Mumbai Indians: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma feeling excited and emotional as he competed 12 years with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians. 

Feeling excited and emotional after completing huge milestone, Rohit Sharma said that he look forward to create many more memories and spreading more smiles. 

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Rohit Sharma joined Mumbai Indians when he was 23-year-old youngster in January 2011 during the IPL auction.    

In a statement issued by the franchise, Rohit Sharma stated that, "I cannot believe it has been 12 years at Mumbai Indians. It has been an extremely exciting and emotional journey for me. We have achieved so much together with stalwarts, youngsters and our Paltan. Mumbai Indians is my family and I want to thank my fellow players, fans and management for all the love. Looking forward to creating many more memories and spreading more smiles for our Paltan."

Rohit Sharma has scored 4,709 runs in 182 matches at an average of 26.75. He has scored one century and 32 half-centuries for the side, with his best individual score being 109*.

Notably, Rohit Sharma guided Mumbai Indians to five IPL titles (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020) and two Champions League T20 (2011 and 2013) titles. Over the years, he has received acclaim for his leadership skills and tactics, which led to him becoming India's all-format captain.

However, with an squad featuring international cricket heavyweights like Rohit himself, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Jofra Archer and exciting young talent like Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David and Cameron Green, the side will be looking to bounce back in IPL 2023.

List of MI squad after auction took place: 

Players bought - Cameron Green (INR 17.5 crore), Jhye Richardson (INR 1.5 crore), Piyush Chawla (INR 50 lakh), Duan Jansen (INR 20 lakh), Vishnu Vinod (INR 20 lakh), Shams Mulani (INR 20 lakh), Mehal Wadhera (INR 20 lakh), Raghav Goyal (INR 20 lakh).

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Players retained - Rohit Sharma (c), Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal. 



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