Hailing Rohit Sharma as a ‘world-class’ player, Chris Lynn went on to credit the ‘Hitman’ for his immense contribution both as a leader as well as a batsman in making Mumbai Indians the most successful franchise in the history of the IPL. He also hailed wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock as ‘outstanding’ with both bat as well as with gloves.
”Rohit — what a world-class player, runs on the board, on and off the field what he has contributed to Mumbai Indians is something really special. Quinton De Kock has been outstanding with the bat and gloves in hand,” Chris Lynn said in a video posted by the official Twitter account of the Mumbai Indians.
Rohit Sharma confirmed in the lead-up to his sides’ opening encounter that he will be opening the batting with Quinton de Kock in IPL 2020, which means Chris Lynn will have to wait for his chances before he gets a look in. The swashbuckling Queenslander is, however, prepared to adjust to whatever role the team-management gives him in IPL 2020.
“If I can whizz my way in there, somewhere and hopefully do a job then that is awesome. At the end of the day, I am happy to bat wherever it may be, wherever Mahela sees fit,” he added.
“Being picked up for any team in the IPL is a privilege”- Chris Lynn
Chris Lynn spent a considerable amount of time with the Kolkata Knight Riders before he was bought by the Mumbai India at his base price of Rs 2 Crore in the 2020 IPL auctions. When asked about how he felt when he was picked by the four-time champions, Lynn said that being picked for any team in the IPL is a real privilege but to be picked by the ‘number 0ne’ franchise in the cash-rich league is ‘something really special’
“Being picked up for any team in the IPL is a privilege but to go to the probably number one franchise in the tournament is something really special.” he added.
Mumbai Indians will kickstart their 2020 IPL campaign against three-time winners, Chennai Super Kings, on Saturday [September 19].