With five championships, the Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in Indian Premier League history. Five of the victories have come under Rohit Sharma’s leadership as captain of the Indian cricket team. He was appointed the captain of the side halfway through the 2013 season, and he is still going strong.
The Mumbai Indians have won the IPL twice; the first time was in 2013, and the second time was in 2015. Much like the 2013 season, Mumbai had a poor start in 2015 as well. In 2015, Mumbai won just one of their first six games. After the loss, though, they went on a winning streak and ended up losing just once more in the tournament.
In IPL 2011, Sharma was purchased by the Mumbai Indians at INR 9.2 crores. He was worth INR 16 crores to Mumbai, therefore they kept him before the IPL 2022 auction.
After the 2015 IPL championship, Mumbai Indians mentor Sachin Tendulkar praised Sharma’s leadership. After the 2013 season, he remarked that Sharma continued to develop as a captain. Sharma agreed with Tendulkar that the captain is crucial to the success of the strategy.
Sachin Tendulkar on Rohit Sharma
The Master Blaster had praised Sharma’s abilities, adding that he always did a good job of carrying out the management’s plans. According to Tendulkar, Sharma’s leadership qualities were on full display when he was instrumental in keeping the team together after a shaky start.
“I think his execution has been particularly good this season. Whatever we planned in the meetings and dressing room, he has been able to execute them very well. The bowler’s bowl in the areas and execute the plans that the captain asks them to,” Tendulkar told ‘iplt20.com’.
“We can plan many things behind closed doors but it is up to the captain, the bowlers, and the fielders to bring it all together. Rohit has done that well,” he insisted.
The 2015 IPL championship was won by Mumbai Indians over Chennai Super Kings by a score of 41 runs. In Mumbai’s first innings, Sharma hit 50 with the aid of six fours and two sixes. A hundred was also achieved by Lendl Simmons, another batter.
In response, Chennai Super Kings managed to score only 161 runs. New Zealand pacer Mitchell McClenaghan scalped three wickets for Mumbai Indians. With his stunning half-century, Sharma got the Man of the Match award.
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