The Indian batsman in the pre-match conference dropped a hint about his future with MI. When asked how he would have gone about if he was the captain of the opposite team, facing Mumbai Indians, he said he would never lead a team against MI.
“Firstly, it is never going to happen. I am never going to go in the opposition’s camp and captain the other team against Mumbai Indians. But looking at the squad, the strength, and the balance of this team, I cannot point out anything. And it is not rocket science, we have worked really hard for this balance… A lot of credit goes to the Mumbai Indians team management, the scout, they have done a great job with all these guys, making sure they get that comfort and get that backing”.
He credited the players’ hard work and the sheer brilliance for the near-flawless IPL 2020 season. “Otherwise it is not possible, it not possible to have a squad like that. We have seen every day, how this game changes and every player has to change with that as well with how the game is going. I think players have adapted to that really well that is why we stand in this position where we qualified much before the other teams. It was good to see how we played in the tournament. It was sheer brilliance from each individual, putting their hand up at different stages,” he added. In this season of the IPL, MI played DC thrice and won all the matches. Despite admitting his side will have a psychological advantage, Rohit stressed that “every game is a new game”.
India tour of Australia: Rohit to join India squad for Australian series after IPL final
As expected and reported by InsideSport, Rohit Sharma has been included in the Indian team for the tour of Australia. Rohit will be resting for ODI’S and T20 series but will play the 4 match Test series against Australia.
“The BCCI Medical Team has been monitoring Rohit Sharma’s fitness and has briefed All-India Senior Selection Committee on the same. In consultation with Mr Sharma, it has been decided to rest him for the ODIs and T20Is in Australia to regain full fitness and he has been included in India’s Test squad for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy”.