It’s been more than a long time since Sachin Tendulkar last played an Indian Premier League (IPL) series however he is still viewed as a flagbearer of Mumbai Indians. The former skipper who is still a piece of the Mumbai franchise as their icon on Monday reacted to Rohit Sharma’s unique wish.
IPL’s best skipper Rohit Sharma, when addressing inquiries from his fans via Social media, reacted to a fan who had inquired as to whether he would need to bring back ‘one resigned player’ to Mumbai Indians for IPL 2020.
Rohit was snappy with his answer as he said he would not need one yet legends of the franchise back. Rohit named Sachin Tendulkar and former South Africa fast bowler Shaun Pollock.
Rohit joined Mumbai Indians in 2011 and played with Sachin Tendulkar for the franchise. Be that as it may, the two batsmen didn’t get a chance to open together. Rohit took over as the captain in 2013 wherein MI proceeded to win their maiden IPL title.
‘If I could bring one Mumbai player not one actually, there are two. One and only Sachin Tendulkar and Shaun Pollock,” Rohit said on Sunday.
Reacting to Rohit’s remark, Sachin Tendulkar said it is amusing to open with the Mumbai Indians captain if he somehow happened to come back to the IPL.
Sachin’s Cheeky Reply:
“Would be fun to open with you, @ImRo45,” Tendulkar responded. Fans were excited to see a warm reply from the Master Blaster.
Would be fun to open with you @ImRo45. 😊
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 3, 2020
“It would be Feast to eyes for this generation of Cricket Lovers!! Powerful Hooks over Mid Wicket by Rohit and Flawless Cover Drives and Straight Drives by God!!! Wow…Just imagining these is giving a Nostalgic feeling.. @sachin_rt, Please play again (sic),” one of the fans responded.
Shaun Pollock Soon Hit Comment Section:
“Will go to the nets and work out if it’s still possible,” Pollock wrote. The South Africa fast-bowling great had played only one season in the IPL in 2008 for Mumbai Indians. Pollock took 11 wickets in 13 matches.
Much like Sachin Tendulkar, Shaun Pollock likewise served Mumbai Indians in training and guide jobs. The South Africa quick bowler filled in as the lead trainer of the team in 2009 and took over as coach and bowling trainer in 2011.
The buzz is about IPL once again as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Sunday that IPL 2020 will be held in the UAE from September 19 to November 10, pending clearances from the Indian government.
Teams are expected to head to the UAE after August 20 while the BCCI has zeroed in on a maximum squad size of 24 for IPL 2020. BCCI is also working on Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs), including details on the creation of bio-secure bubbles, in collaboration with leading firms.