Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has opened up on the franchise being called a team of superstars. He expressed that people often forget the hard work put in by the scouts to spot talented players and bring them into the team. The veteran batter praised the team management and the support staff who has worked hard to make the Mumbai Indians a superstar team.
Over the years, several talented players have emerged from the Mumbai Indians franchise. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, and Krunal Pandya made it big with the franchise in the Indian Premier League and then got an opportunity with the Indian team. In a conversation on Jio Cinema, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma expressed his thoughts on being called a team of superstars.
“We made it a superstar team. All these players were part of the auction pool, we signed them. Our scout team has worked hard day and night. They brought in Jasprit Bumrah and Axar Patel after they saw them play in Ahmedabad. Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya were spotted by our scouts. We worked for it to become a superstar team,” said Rohit Sharma.
“A lot of appreciation should go to the scouts who spotted Jasprit Bumrah, Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya. Look what Rahul Chahar did for the Mumbai Indians. I am not saying I am whole and sole of the franchise, I have seen what people go through in Mumbai Indians to bring out the best in the players,” the Mumbai Indians skipper added.
Tilak Varma and Nehal Wadhera are going to be huge stars: Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma further praised Tilak Varma and Nehal Wadhera who have shown great promise so far in the Indian Premier League. Tilak Varma has scored 274 runs this season in nine innings, at a strike rate of 158.38. Meanwhile, Nehal Wadher averages 30.57, with 214 runs in 12 matches. Rohit Sharma expressed that the duo will follow the same path as players like Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya. He also added that Tilak and Nehal are going to be future stars for the franchise and Team India.
“It is going to be the same story of what has happened with Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya. The same will happen to the guys like Tilak Verma and Nehal Wadhera. Then people will say it’s a superstar team, but we are making them superstars. No one talks about the hard work. Our scouting team has signed them. Tilak and Nehal are going to be huge starts for the Mumbai Indians as well for Team India.”