Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma can take pride in the fact that he is the only captain to have won 5 titles in the Indian Premier League. He is also the only one to win 6 IPL titles as a player.
Rohit Sharma’s side kick-started their title defense with a defeat over Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, the defending champions made a stellar rebound in the next two games.
Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad to register back-to-back wins. No team has won a hat-trick of titles. Nonetheless, MI has a great chance of achieving the feat.
Mumbai Indians locked horns with Delhi Capitals in today’s encounter at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. MI has 16 games against Delhi Capitals whereas the Delhi-based franchise won 12 games against MI.
Batting first, Mumbai Indians lost Quinton de Kock early on in the game. But they got off to an incredible start in the form of captain Rohit Sharma. MI skipper kept on smashing sixes and fours at will.
Rohit looked in superb touch with the willow as he smashed a one-handed six off Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling. Hitman also hit one more six off Proteas pacer Kagiso Rabada’s bowling. The skipper got out after scoring 44 off 30 balls including 3 fours and 3 sixes as he fell prey to Amit Mishra’s bowling.
Rohit Sharma interrupts Rishabh Pant during the toss
Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant share a great deal of camaraderie both on and off the field. Both met each other at the toss ahead of the 13th match between MI and DC in Chennai.
After Rohit won the toss, he decided to bat first against DC. After that, when DC captain Pant walked up to disclose his team for the clash, Rohit was seen pulling the leg of Pant as he interrupted Pant to reveal his lineup.
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