Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) have roped in veteran all-rounder Yuvraj Singh for the upcoming edition of the league at the player’s auctions. And now with few weeks still to go, Yuvraj is looking forward to combining with MI skipper Rohit Sharma.
Meanwhile, IPL Governing Council released the itinerary for the first two weeks of IPL 2019. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore will clash in the opening encounter on March 23 at Chepauk. They are still waiting for the dates of the general elections to announce the full itinerary of the league.
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians will start their campaign on the second day against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium. The Rohit Sharma-led side have won the title three times along with Chennai Super Kings and will be aiming to make it four times this time around.
Yuvraj looking forward to joining Mumbai
The franchise owned by Ambani’s have made some excellent selections at the auctions including Yuvraj Singh. The veteran all-rounder has been one of the golden boys of Indian cricket making significant contributions during India’s recent success in the ICC events. However, he has witnessed a recent dip in form with both bat and ball. The Punjab lad failed to impress for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and as a result, the franchise decided to leave him. However, Yuvraj has shown hints of returning to form in the local tournaments he has played recently.
With a month left for the tournament, Yuvraj Singh took to Twitter to express that he is looking forward to the join Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma in the dressing room.
“Looking forward to joining Hitman
@Imro45 in the Mumbai Indians dressing room this season. Any hints on what to expect ?” Yuvraj tweeted.
Looking forward to joining Hitman @Imro45 in the Mumbai Indians dressing room this season. Any hints on what to expect ?
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) February 20, 2019
Soon after the post, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma took to Twitter to reply to Yuvraj Singh’s post. He urged the ultimate champion to bring his usual passion while the dressing room will take care of the rest.
“Just bring your usual passion. The dressing room will sort out the rest.
@NetflixIndia, have any tips?” Rohit replied.
Just bring your usual passion. The dressing room will sort out the rest. @NetflixIndia, have any tips?
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) February 20, 2019