IPL Auction 2024: Watch- Fan Backs Rohit Sharma As MI Captain, Akash Ambani Gives Hilarious Reply

Updated - 20 Dec 2023, 12:15 PM

Akash Ambani and Rohit Sharma
Akash Ambani and Rohit Sharma (Credits: Twitter)

The IPL 2024 auction took place on Tuesday and witnessed a lot of action and entertainment. During the auction, a fan of Rohit Sharma shouted to make his captain. To this, Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani gave a hilarious reply.

There are no doubts that Rohit Sharma’s ouster as MI skipper was a shocking move for many cricket fans. Mumbai Indians made a trade with Gujarat Titans to bring Hardik Pandya back into the squad for an all-cash deal.

Later, MI also named Hardik Pandya as the skipper of Mumbai Indians. However, this move annoyed MI fans and Rohit Sharma’s supporters. Lakhs of fans unfollowed Mumbai Indians on social media. The event also became a big topic of discussion on social media with fans criticizing MI’s decision.

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Watch: Akash Chopra Gives Hilarious Reply To Fan Backing Rohit Sharma As MI Skipper

IPL 2024 auction was not just about serious bidding. It also witnessed some entertainment. One such event occurred when a fan shouted to bring back Rohit Sharma as MI skipper. ‘Rohit Sharma ko wapas lao’ (Bring Rohit Sharma back), the fan shouted.

To this, Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani gave a hilarious reply. He said, ‘Chinta mat karo, woh batting karega’ (Don’t worry, he will bat). The event became a funny moment amid the series auction. While there was no video of the exact event, Mumbai Indians shared the details of the moment as narrated by a viewer. Have a look at the video below.


Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians from IPL 2013 to IPL 2023. Under his leadership, he drove the team to five IPL trophies. Under Sharma, the franchisee won the titles in IPL 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020.

Till IPL 2022, Mumbai Indians was the most successful team with 5 IPL titles. CSK won their fifth IPL trophy in IPL 2023 to become the joint-most team with the most IPL trophies.

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Mumbai Indians Buy Gerald Coetzee For Rs. 5 Crore

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians bought 8 players during IPL 2024 auction. Their most expensive player was South African pacer Gerald Coetzee with Rs. 5 crore. MI also bought Nuwan Thushara (Rs. 4.8 cr) and Dilshan Madushanka (Rs. 4.60 cr).

Mohammad Nabi, Shreyas Gopal, Shivalik Sharma, Anshul Kamboj, and Naman Dhir were the other six players that MI bought during the IPL 2024 auction. A total of 72 players were sold during IPL 2024 auction including 30 overseas players.

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Australia pacer Mitchell Starc broke all previous records to become the most expensive player in IPL history. He was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 24.75 crore. Pat Cummins also broke previous records to get a bid of Rs. 20.50 crore by Sunrisers Hyderabad.


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