Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has made the franchise the most successful one of all of them since taking over as captain. As several parts of India is still undergoing the lockdown due to COVID-19, Rohit Sharma held a question and answer session on Twitter.
He responded to a question posed by a fan of which retired player he would opt to bring back to Mumbai Indians.
While answering the question, Rohit Sharma named two and not one player that he would choose to bring back amongst the retired. The 33-year-old selected Sachin Tendulkar and Shaun Pollock as his picks.
Sachin Tendulkar captained Mumbai Indians for five years and in 2010, he found himself one step short of guiding the franchise to its first title.
While in internationals, the 47-year old played only one T20, he had a reasonably successful IPL career with the bat. In 78 IPL fixtures, Tendulkar scored 2334 runs at 34.84, striking at 119.82.
The batting maestro also scored an unbeaten century and thirteen half-centuries. On the other hand, former South African captain Shaun Pollock played only in 2008. He featured in 13 matches, taking 11 wickets and maintained an economy rate of 6.54.
Below is Rohit Sharma’s answer via a video:
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 2, 2020
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma guided the Mumbai Indians to their fourth title last year as they beat the Chennai Super Kings in the final by one run. In 2013 and 2015 as well, Mumbai beat Chennai in the tournament-decider while in 2017, they beat the Rising Pune Supergiants to claim the title.
India’s limited-overs vice-captain will return to lead the franchise once again when the 13th season gets underway from the 19th of September in UAE.