“Where Will I Bat?” – Rohit Sharma Trolls Mumbai Indians After IPL 2020 Auction
Mumbai Indians already had all the bases covered and they made six more additions at the IPL 2020 auction which took place on Thursday. The franchise owners and the team management seemed to be satisfied with all the purchases and held a live interaction with fans after being done with the auction.
Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians’ captain who would have also given his valuable suggestion to the team management, trolled the franchise during the live interaction as he came up with a funny comment, seeking clarity over his batting position.
With a World Cup to be played just after IPL 2019, Rohit decided to move up in the batting order and opened the innings with Quinton de Kock. His presence at the top meant Evin Lewis sat out – the franchise released him and he went unsold in IPL 2020 auction.
Going into the next season, Rohit might continue to open the innings but De Kock might have to sit out. The team management might give the opening duty to Chris Lynn, whom they bought at his base price of Rs 2 Crore. MI’s owners were the first one to bid for Lynn and were successful in adding him to their squad.
The franchise will look to make most out of the bigStart slideshow-hitting ability of Lynn which might see De Kock sitting out. Ishan Kishan and Aditya Tare can keep the wickets for MI in the absence of the South African wicketkeeper-batsman.
Other players bought by Mumbai Indians –
Other than Lynn, the franchise bought Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Saurabh Tiwary, Digvijay Deshmukh and Mohsin Khan.
Also Read: List of unsold players in IPL 2020 auction
Mumbai Indians had to shell out Rs 8 Crore to buy Coulter-Nile. They were involved in fierce bidding with Chennai Super Kings to get the services of the Australian pacer and in the end, the four-time champions made a final bid of Rs 8 Crore. CSK later went for Josh Hazlewood and bought him at his base price of Rs 2 Crore.
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