Nita Ambani is definitely a proud owner of reigning IPL champions Mumbai Indians. The Rohit Sharma-led franchise has done extremely well in the recent editions of the IPL. But the most encouraging sign about the franchise has been that several young individuals of the side are representing India at the international level and doing well.
The likes of Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah, who became household names in India thanks to the IPL, have done well for India in the games so far. According to skipper MS Dhoni, Bumrah was the find of the tour in India’s recent outing in Australia. The pacer is definitely a long term prospect for the men in blue.
Nita Ambani, in a recent media interaction, admitted that she was delighted with the progress of her franchises’ players. “It gives me immense pride to see MI finds such as Hardik, Bumrah performing so well for the country. We will evaluate the available options based on our need. Our coach (Ricky Ponting) is here and we will be collectively discussing our options. Akash (Her son) too is hands-on in these efforts,” she said.
Recently, Sundar Raman, former CEO of the IPL, joined the Mumbai Indians family as the CEO of Reliance Sports and will be a member of the Mumbai Indians outfit in the upcoming player auctions. “We are very happy to have Sundar on board. He brings with him rich experience in this space. He will be responsible for consolidation of our existing businesses and driving newer avenues of growth in this area,” Ambani said.
“Over the last few years, we have engaged in multiple sports including cricket, football, basketball and tennis. Over the years, Mumbai Indians, Indian Super League – emerging as the 3rd largest football league in the world in average attendance – and, Chennai Open Tennis – the oldest and the only ATP tournament in this region – has allowed us to gain substantial experience,” Ambani concluded.