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Former India opening batter Navjot Singh Sidhu lavished massive reward on star batter Rohit Sharma, who’s at the moment enjoying for Mumbai Indians (MI) within the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rohit is enjoying beneath Hardik Pandya’s captaincy at MI this season, having been faraway from his function earlier than the beginning of the season. Thus far, MI have misplaced each of their video games in IPL 2024, in opposition to Gujarat Titans (GT) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH). Rohit has managed scores of 43 and 26, respectively, in these video games.

Taking to social media platform X, Sidhu reckons that MI are fortunate to have a participant like Rohit of their squad. He summed up Rohit’s class with one among his trademark poetries.

“Even when the elephant is roofed in mud, it’ll nonetheless be revered. Even tying the canine with a gold chain doesn’t make one respectable,” Sidhu captioned a video on X.

Rohit has been an absolute legend for the Mumbai Indians. Since becoming a member of the franchise as a shiny up-and-coming expertise again in 2011, Rohit has performed 199 IPL matches in Blue and Gold clothes, scoring 5,084 runs at a mean of 29.39 and a strike charge of 129.86. He has scored a century and 34 fifties in 195 innings for MI, with one of the best rating of 109*.

After taking on the captaincy of the franchise from Ricky Ponting in 2013, Rohit took MI to their golden interval, successful the trophy 5 instances in 10 years (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020) and reaching playoffs twice. Hardik Pandya changed him because the captain final yr after making a transfer to the franchise that made him a star following two nice years with the Gujarat Titans (GT), together with the title-winning debut season in 2022.

Rohit has additionally received two Champions League T20 titles with MI in 2011 and 2013, the latter as a captain. The ‘Hitman’ is MI’s all-time highest run-getter, scoring 5,357 runs in 208 matches and 204 innings at a mean of 29.59 and a strike charge of just about 130, with a century and 35 fifties in 204 innings.

MI face Rajasthan Royals of their subsequent match on Monday.

(With ANI Inputs)

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