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Ravi Shastri Optimistic About Mumbai Indians’ Skipper Rohit Sharma’s Chances In Their Final IPL 2022 Match

Ravi Shastri is buoyant about Rohit Sharma and Mumbai Indians’ (MI) chances in their final IPL 2022 match against Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday, 21 May. He feels the amount of support the five-time champions have, including from Virat Kohli and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fans, will help them end the season on a high.

Mumbai, the 5 time IPL champion-most by any franchise was the first team to be eliminated from the top-four race but this match is a far cry from a dead rubber in the context of the season.

If Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai wins, they’ll drown the Delhi Capitals with them and allow Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers to qualify at No. 4. Moreover, a massive win (to the tune of 91 runs or by 65 balls to spare) could also help them avoid the embarrassment of a wooden-spoon 10th spot finish as well.

Rohit Sharma and Mumbai Indians created history as they won the IPL title for the fifth time, with Rohit winning it for the sixth time. , BCCI/IPL Twitter handle
Rohit Sharma and Mumbai Indians created history as they won the IPL title for the fifth time, with Rohit winning it for the sixth time. , BCCI/IPL Twitter handle

Ravi Shastri Reckons RCB Fans Will Be Supporting Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians

In an interaction, Ravi Shastri was asked whether Rohit Sharma, who hasn’t managed a half-century this season yet, will be able to continue his unique record of getting that milestone at least once in every season.

Ravi Shastri replied: “What more do Mumbai Indians need for Rohit Sharma? Rohit Sharma fans, Virat Kohli fans, RCB fans are all with him. Virat Kohli scored 50 in the last game, if Rohit scores 50-60 then at least, [it will help them end the season nicely]. Mumbai Indians are not habitual of finishing last. They have lost 10 matches. If they lose tomorrow, it will make it 11 losses from 14 games which they don’t want so they’ll try to win. If Rohit gets going we all know what he can do as an opener in white-ball cricket.”

Ravi Shastri Image Source : AP
Ravi Shastri Image Source: AP

Rohit Sharma boasts a good record against Delhi Capitals. In 31 matches, the 35-year-old has scored 910 runs against them at an average of 32.50. The Mumbai Indians team has played 13 games so far, winning 3 and losing 10. With 6 points and a net run rate of -0.577, Mumbai is already eliminated from the playoffs.

Rohit Sharma is the skipper of Mumbai Indians and will lead the team in the final match of the tournament as well if he is not rested. The right-handed batsman has struggled to bat well throughout the IPL 2022 tournament. However, he scored a brilliant knock of 48 runs in the last match. In 13 games so far, Rohit Sharma has scored 266 runs at an average of 20.46. He will open the innings for the team.

Ravi Shastri: It’s Good For The Future If Arjun Tendulkar Is Given A Chance And He Does Well In His Debut IPL Match

When asked if young left-arm pacer Arjun Tendulkar has a chance to play in the match, Ravi Shastri replied with a succinct “why not?”. The former India coach added that the youngster has “decent” skills and despite shouldering the pressure of being the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s son, might be one for the future.

Ravi Shastri said: “Why not? I have seen him in the nets. The Tendulkar name is a big name and he has very big boots to fill. But he bowls ‘theek thaak’ (decent), swings the new ball into the batters and is tall so gets the bounce too. So why not? If they have lost 11 matches then why does it matter? If they give Arjun a chance and if he does well in his first match it’s good for the future.”

Arjun Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)
Arjun Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)

The 22-year-old youngster, son of the legendary former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has featured in two T20s for the Mumbai state team, picking up two wickets at an economy rate of 9.57. Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar is making all the right noises to debut in the 2022 Indian Premier League’s last match against Delhi. The franchise Mumbai Indians had snapped up him for Rs 30 lakh in the IPL 2022 mega auctions.

The young left-arm seamer Arjun Tendulkar has been part of the Mumbai Indians squad as a net bowler for the last few years. He was also picked up by the Mumbai-based franchise in the auction for the 2021 IPL. He didn’t get a game in the previous edition but the five-time champions again added him to the 2022 squad.

Mahela Jayawardene, Tilak Varma
Mahela Jayawardene, Tilak Varma
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Mahela Jayawardene Feels Tilak Varma Is The Standout Player In IPL 2022 For Mumbai Indians

Mahela Jayawardene, Mumbai Indians head coach heaped praise on young player Tilak Varma for his batting performances in the ongoing IPL 2022 edition. The former Sri Lankan skipper believes Tilak Varma has adapted well to different roles and the demands of the franchise’s difficult situation.

Right-handed batter Tilak Varma is currently the highest run-getter for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022. The southpaw has scored 376 runs in 11 matches at an average of 37.60, striking at 131.46 with two fifties. His best of 61 came against the Rajasthan Royals at D.Y. Patil Stadium.

Tilak Varma
Tilak Varma (Image: Twitter)

Mahela Jayawardene Feels Tilak Varma Is The Standout Player For Mumbai Indians

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Saturday’s game, Mahela Jayawardene believes Tilak Varma has been the standout player for them, hailing him for responding well to the challenges of the bowling and conditions.

The 44-year old said: “Yeah, I think if you pick on individuals I think Tilak is the standout, scoring almost 400 runs. He’d been asked to do few different roles for us this year, batting at three, batting at four, even at five, and finished a game recently. I think the process for him, he’s been challenging himself in different situations against good bowling units. He’s responded well and shown lots of good qualities along the way.”

Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene (Photo| Mumbai Indians website)
Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene (Photo| Mumbai Indians website)

Nevertheless, the 22-year-old’s knock against the Rajasthan Royals came in a losing cause as the five-time champions fell 23 runs short of the target. Chasing 194, Tilak Varma’s presence kept them afloat; however, his wicket turned the tables on the Mumbai Indians.

Mahela Jayawardene Is Happy With The Way Youngsters Reacted To Situations And Feels They’ve Learnt A Lot

Mahela Jayawardene also believes that the youngsters performing well have justified their selections. The Sri Lankan legend feels exceeding their expectations in such a competitive tournament gives the upcoming players plenty of options for the future.

“At the auction, we made a conscious effort of bringing in youngsters into the squad and we knew that they are talented and exciting prospects. During the season, we had the opportunity to give them games, sometimes in the season where we haven’t been able to. Through that, they have put their hands up and performed.”

Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians (Image Credit: Twitter)

He continued: “It’s great for us to see how they handle pressure, how they are in the middle, especially in IPL cricket it’s not easy. So, overall very happy with the way those young guys have reacted to those situations. They’ve learnt a lot and we’ve learnt a lot about them. As a franchise, moving forward, it gives us a lot of options in how we need to rebuild the team.”

Mumbai Indians, who are out of the playoffs race, will face the Delhi Capitals in their final match on Saturday, May 21.  In the earlier encounter between both teams, DC won the match. Tilak Varma has been the find of the season for MI, playing at different positions in the batting order but racking up runs on a consistent basis.

Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene was brutally honest in his assessment after their early exit from the IPL, saying they failed to take control of crucial moments and did not play good cricket. Mumbai is likely to end up last on the points table even if they manage to win their last game against Delhi Capitals on Saturday.

Arjun Tendulkar could finally get a game as MI face DC in their last league game of the season at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Mumbai Indians should now look at resting some of their key players, including captain Rohit Sharma, pacer Jasprit Bumrah, and keeper Ishan Kishan and give younger players a chance in their place considering they are out of the race for the playoffs. Sidelined for illness recently, DC’s in-form opening batter Prithvi Shaw is expected to be fine for the game against MI.

Arjun Tendulkar
Arjun Tendulkar (Credits: Twitter)
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Arjun Tendulkar To Finally Make His IPL Debut? Fans Urge Mumbai Indians To Give Youngster A Chance

When will Arjun Tendulkar make his debut in the Indian Premier League (IPL)? This question has been doing the rounds in the Indian cricket fraternity for months now. Earlier this year, Mumbai Indians once again signed up Arjun in the IPL mega auction. The five-time champions spent Rs 30 lakhs for the services of Tendulkar junior. Arjun was part of Mumbai Indians’ squad for last year’s IPL too but did not get to play any match.

In the ongoing season too, he is yet to play for his team even though Mumbai Indians are well out of the playoffs race. Mumbai Indians had lost their first eight games to find themselves out of the playoffs race. Throughout the season, the Mumbai Indians team management has tried different combinations in their playing eleven but Arjun still could not make the cut. Earlier in the season, Mumbai head coach Mahela Jayawardene was asked about Arjun’s chances of playing in IPL 2022.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI.

In reply, the former Sri Lanka captain had said that there was no particular reason for the team to not play Arjun. Jayawardene had insisted that Arjun would be given a chance in the playing eleven if he is one of the ‘best guys’ in the team. Jayawardene said that Arjun’s chances of playing would depend on the team combination.

“Well, I think everyone in the squad is an option. We will see how things go. It is about match-ups and how we can win the matches and our priority is to make sure that we get the right match-ups. Every game is a confidence thing, we managed to get our first win and it is about stringing wins together and get the confidence back. It is about putting the best guys in the park. If Arjun is one of them, then we will consider it, yes, but it all depends on the combination that we put out,” Jayawardene had said.

Fans urge Mumbai Indians to give Arjun Tendulkar a chance:

With nothing left in the competition for Mumbai Indians, fans have urged the franchise to give Arjun Tendulkar a chance in their playing eleven for the remaining two games. At present, Mumbai are languishing at the bottom of the points table with just 3 wins from 12 games. Mumbai Indians have only pride to play for. In such a scenario, the fans have asked the franchise to finally give Arjun a chance. The fans voiced their opinion after Mumbai Indians’ Twitter handle posted a photo of the youngster on the social media.

Here are some of the reactions from the fans:

 

 

“Well, I think everyone in the squad is an option. We will see how things go. It is about match-ups and how we can win the matches and our priority is to make sure that we get the right match-ups,” Jayawardene said, as quoted by India Today.

“Every game is a confidence thing, we managed to get our first win and it is about stringing wins together and get the confidence back. It is about putting the best guys in the park. If Arjun is one of them, then we will consider it, yes, but it all depends on the combination that we put out,” Jayawardene further said.

 

Arjun Tendulkar
Arjun Tendulkar
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Sachin Tendulkar Cites Reason Why He’s Not Watching His Son Arjun Tendulkar Play

Sachin Tendulkar never goes to watch his son play although Arjun Tendulkar has been featuring in different domestic tournaments for Mumbai for a few years. There probably isn’t a prouder moment for parents to see their children succeed.

Arjun Tendulkar, the son of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, is still striving hard to make it into the profession. Though Arjun Tendulkar has a handful of impressive performances to his name in the domestic spectrum, quite surprisingly, his father hasn’t seen him play yet.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar  Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Sachin Tendulkar Never Goes To Watch Arjun Tendulkar Play As He Wants Him To Have That Freedom To Stay Focused

In conversation with Graham Bensinger, Master Blaster revealed the reason behind this not-so-common phenomenon. Sachin Tendulkar said that he doesn’t go to watch Arjun Tendulkar play as he wants his son to have the freedom to fall in love with the game, and not be under any sort of pressure. However, there have been such occasions as well where Sachin Tendulkar has gone to watch his son play, but without anyone knowing it.

“Fathers and mothers, when they watch their children play, they get stressed and that’s why I don’t go and watch Arjun, because I want him to have that freedom to fall in love with cricket – to stay focused on what he wants to do… I don’t go and watch him play.

“He has to stay focused on the game. Like I didn’t like anyone watching me. Even if I go and watch his games, I’m hiding somewhere. He doesn’t know that I’m there, and nobody knows, neither does his coach, or anyone,” he said in a video that was shared on YouTube.

Sachin Tendulkar, with Arjun Tendulkar who is a left handed batsman unlike his father (PTI photo)
Sachin Tendulkar, with Arjun Tendulkar who is a left-handed batsman unlike his father (PTI photo)

Arjun Tendulkar, who is an all-rounder by profession, has featured in different domestic cricket tournaments and put in some performances worthy of applause. However, Sachin Tendulkar, in a candid interview, confirmed that he never watches his son play.

Sachin Tendulkar currently holds the record for most hundreds in both Tests and ODIs. Incredibly, he retained a divine enthusiasm for the game till his last match. He also scored the first double-century in one-day cricket. In 2012, he became the first player to score 100 international centuries.

Arjun Tendulkar Was Bought By Mumbai Indians For INR 20 Lakh In IPL 2021 And INR 30 Lakh In IPL 2022 But Is Yet To Play A Game

Last year, Arjun Tendulkar followed his father’s footsteps and was roped in by Mumbai Indians, the franchise Sachin Tendulkar used to play for, for a fee of INR 20 lakh. At the IPL 2022 auction, he was bought by the same franchise, but for a higher fee of Rs. 30 lakh.

In September 2021, Arjun Tendulkar was selected for Mumbai’s senior squad for the first time. He was included in Mumbai’s 22-man Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy squad. He is a left-handed fast bowler and left-handed batsman.

His Under-19 debut for India was against Sri Lanka in 2018. He made his T20 debut on 15 January 2021, for Mumbai in the 2020–21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy against Haryana. On debut, he took one wicket for 34 runs from three overs.

He has played only 2 T20s till date against Haryana and Puducherry and picked 2 scalps and scored 3 runs.

Arjun Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)
Arjun Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Though it would be the second for Arjun Tendulkar to be a part of the Mumbai Indians team, he hasn’t yet played for the franchise. Arjun was picked up by the five-time champions in the IPL 2021 auction but didn’t play a single game before his tournament was cut short due to an injury.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. Image Credits: Twitter
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Arjun Tendulkar Picks Pacer Jasprit Bumrah As Favourite Player From IPL Franchise Mumbai Indians

Arjun Tendulkar, who was bought by Mumbai Indians in the previous IPL 2021 auction, has picked his favourite player from the franchise. Arjun Tendulkar picked the player in a Q&A session with fans on Instagram.

Rohit Sharma will go down as a true Indian Premier League (IPL) legend, not just as a player but as a captain too. The Hitman isn’t just one of the most successful players in the league but also the captain with the most IPL trophies to his name. But, there are other players in the Mumbai Indians franchise who have been world-beaters.

Rohit Sharma and Mumbai Indians created history as they won the IPL title for the fifth time-- BCCI/IPL Twitter handle
Rohit Sharma and Mumbai Indians created history as they won the IPL title for the fifth time– BCCI/IPL Twitter handle

Arjun Tendulkar Picks Favourite Player From Mumbai Indians Franchise- Pacer Jasprit Bumrah

The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult, and Suryakumar Yadav have been phenomenal over the years. When Arjun Tendulkar, the son of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and a former Mumbai Indians player himself, was asked about his favourite player from the Mumbai Indians franchise, his pick wasn’t the skipper.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: Twitter)

Arjun Tendulkar, who is an all-rounder, decided to go with marquee pacer Jasprit Bumrah as his favourite pick. The southpaw had answered the question during a Q&A session with fans on Instagram. Arjun Tendulkar was bought at his base price of Rs 20 lakh by IPL 2020 champions Mumbai Indians in the IPL Auction 2021 in Chennai.

Mumbai Indians bought the likes of Adam Milne, Nathan Counter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Singh, Marco Jansen, and Arjun Tendulkar in the IPL 2021 Auction but they failed to progress beyond the group stage due to inferior Net Run Rate.

Jasprit Bumrah has been the key member behind Mumbai Indians’ success in the Indian Premier League and the speedster has played 106 matches and has bagged 130 IPL wickets at an average of 23.05, an economy rate of 7.42 and a strike rate of 18.63.

Ahead of the IPL 2022 the franchise have decided to retain 4 players, including skipper Rohit Sharma (16 cr), Jasprit Bumrah (12 cr), Suryakumar Yadav (8 cr) and West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard (6 cr).

Arjun Tendulkar Didn’t Get To Play A Game In IPL 2021 Despite Being In the Mumbai Indians Team

Arjun Tendulkar was bought by Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2021 auction but he didn’t feature in a single game for the franchise. The all-rounder is expected to be part of the franchise this term too. But, the question mark over his game time in the team will remain.

Mumbai Indians was the only team that bid on Arjun Tendulkar, who was the last player to be sold in the IPL 2021 auction. Arjun Tendulkar, 21, has been earlier seen in the net sessions of the team. He was in the UAE with the squad during the 13th edition of the IPL 2020 as well. The 21-year-old left-handed batsman and left-arm medium-pacer have played 2 T20s for Mumbai where he scored 3 runs and took 2 wickets.

As far as Mumbai Indians go, the franchise retained the likes of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard ahead of the IPL 2022 auction. MI, who have been a dominant force in the T20 league over the years, will be eager to get the most of its core team back from the auction.

Arjun Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)
Arjun Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Hardik Pandya, who has been a key player for the franchise over the years, however, wouldn’t be available as he has been drafted in by the Ahmedabad franchise as the skipper. Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Trent Boult, and Krunal Pandya are some of the players MI would be keen to reunite with using the IPL 2022 mega auction.

Mumbai Indians have spent Rs. 42 crore to retain these players and they have Rs. 48 crore available for the IPL 2022 auction. Rohit Sharma is the first player that Mumbai Indians have retained for IPL 2022. The franchise has offered him a deal of Rs. 16 crore for the next season. Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as they have won the title 5 times (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020).

Arjun Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)
Arjun Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)
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Arjun Tendulkar Included In Mumbai Ranji Trophy Squad Keeping Future In Mind: Salil Ankola

Salil Ankola, the Mumbai Cricket Association chief of selector has said the inclusion of Arjun Tendulkar among others in the Ranji squad announced on Wednesday has been done keeping the future in mind.

Arjun Tendulkar, son of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, is part of the 20-member squad, led by Prithvi Shaw, for Mumbai’s first two Ranji matches against Maharashtra and Delhi.

Arjun Tendulkar
Arjun Tendulkar. Getty Images.

Salil Ankola : Arjun Tendulkar Has Been Bowling Well

Salil Ankola said Arjun Tendulkar has been bowling well in the games he has played after recovering from an injury. Arjun Tendulkar had played just two games and had returned figures of 1/34 and 1/33 in those two outings. He also had received an IPL contract with the Mumbai Indians but didn’t play even a single game. Arjun Tendulkar was bought at his base price of Rs 20 lakh by IPL 2020 champions Mumbai Indians in the IPL Auction 2021 in Chennai.

“Arjun (Tendulkar) has been bowling well, unfortunately, he was injured in between but he did well in whatever games he played thereafter. We have picked a team looking at the future of Mumbai cricket,” Salil Ankola said.

He added, “Unfortunately Tushar Deshpande, our seamer, is injured but it’s a promising team. It’s a mixed team where we have picked players from under-19 and also who have been part of the Mumbai team for a few years.”

Salil Ankola, former India speedster and current Mumbai chief selector (Photo | Twitter)
Salil Ankola, former India speedster and current Mumbai chief selector (Photo | Twitter)

The Ranji Trophy gets underway from January 13. Salil Ankola said Arjun Tendulkar “has been bowling well” after recovering from an unfortunate injury and the team has been picked “looking at the future of Mumbai cricket.” Mumbai will begin their campaign against Maharashtra on January 13 and both their matches against Maharashtra and Delhi are in Kolkata as this year the tournament is being played in neutral venues.

Salil Ankola: Players From Under 19 Have Performed For Senior Team As Well

Salil Ankola said the team is a good mixture of young and senior players and is hopeful of a good season. Mumbai finished third in their pool during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and finished last in Group B of Vijay Hazare Trophy this season.

Chief selector Salil Ankola backed Prithvi Shaw for the leadership role. The 22-year old led Mumbai to win the Vijay Hazare Trophy last season as he scored 827 runs with an average of 165.40 and strike rate of 138.29.

“There are a few young players like Prince Badiani, who did well in under 19 for us. We wanted to promote them and see how they do on the big stage. What we have seen is the players coming from under 19 have performed for the senior men team too. We are hopeful that the team will do well going ahead,” Salil Ankola said.

Prithvi Shaw (Photo/ ICC Twitter)
Prithvi Shaw (Photo/ ICC Twitter)

Arjun Tendulkar, who has played two T20s for the senior Mumbai team, is yet to feature in the Ranji Trophy, which did not take place last year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Mumbai will be led by India opener Prithvi Shaw. The team, however, will miss important players like pacer Tushar Deshpande – out with an injury and Suryakumar Yadav – likely to be included in India’s ODI squad for South Africa tour.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sarfaraz Khan, Shivam Dube are other notable names in the Mumbai squad. The Mumbai team had a disastrous white ball tourney as the team wasn’t able to qualify in Syed Mushtaq Ali and stood last in Group B of Vijay Hazare Trophy (50 overs).

Squad: Prithvi Shaw (Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aakarshit Gomel, Arman Jaffer, Sarfaraz Khan, Sachin Yadav, Aditya Tare (W.K.), Hardik Tamore (W.K.), Shivam Dube, Aman Khan, Shams Mulani, Tanush Kotian, Prashant Solanki, Shashank Attarde, Dhaval Kulkarni, Mohit Awasthi, Prince Badiani, Siddharth Raut, Roystan Dias, Arjun Tendulkar.

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Arjun Tendulkar Gets His Maiden Ranji Trophy Call-Up, Prithvi Shaw To Lead Mumbai

Arjun Tendulkar, son of Sachin Tendulkar, has earned his maiden Ranji Trophy call-up while Prithvi Shaw will lead Mumbai in the upcoming Ranji Trophy season as Mumbai announced a 20-member squad for the first two matches.

Arjun Tendulkar played a couple of T20s for Mumbai last season in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy but this is the first time he will be part of the red-ball squad. He was also part of the Mumbai Indians squad last season. Though he missed the UAE leg due to injury.

Arjun Tendulkar
Arjun Tendulkar. Getty Images.

41-times Ranji Trophy champions hadn’t had a great start in the domestic season as they were knocked out in the group stage in both Syed Mushtaq Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy. In Vijay Hazare Trophy they finished last in their group, winning just one game out of 5.

The senior selection committee of Mumbai Cricket association consisting Salil Ankola, Gulam Parkar, Sunil More, Prasad Desai and Anand Yalvigi, have decided to go with youth as most of the senior players will be busy with their commitments for India.

Chief selector Salil Ankola backed Prithvi Shaw for the leadership role. The 22-year old led Mumbai to win the Vijay Hazare Trophy last season as he scored 827 runs with an average of 165.40 and strike rate of 138.29. He also led India to win the U-19 World Cup in 2018. However, this will be the first time he will be leading in a first-class game.

Prithvi Shaw was dropped from the Test squad earlier in the year. | Photo Credit: PTI
Prithvi Shaw | Photo Credit: PTI

“Prithvi is a brilliant captain and fantabulous opening batsman, what else you need,” The chief selector Salil Ankola said to PTI.

Senior wicketkeeper Aditya Tare who was rested for Vijay Hazare Trophy has also made up to the squad. The bowling attack will be in the experienced hands of Dhawal Kulkarni. 

Mumbai will start their campaign against Maharashtra on January 13 at Kolkata.

Mumbai Squad for first two games: Prithvi Shaw (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aakarshit Gomel, Arman Jaffer, Sarfaraz Khan, Sachin Yadav, Aditya Tare (WK), Hardik Tamore (WK), Shivam Dube, Aman Khan, Shams Mulani, Tanush Kotian, Prashant Solanki, Shashank Attarde, Dhaval Kulkarni, Mohit Awasthi, Prince Badiani, Siddharth Raut, Roystan Dias and Arjun Tendulkar

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Pranav Dhanawade's 1009*
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Pranav Dhanawade Picks IPL Team Mumbai Indians And Its Skipper Rohit Sharma As Favourites

Pranav Dhanawade shook the world at age of 15 by playing a knock of 1009* in a school cricket match. It has been an evident fact that time and again, the city of Mumbai has produced some spectacular batters for the world to witness. Starting from Sunil Gavaskar to Sachin Tendulkar to Rohit Sharma in the modern era, the list goes long.

His life took a complete U-turn after this stunning knock and he found himself amid instant recognition. Pranav Dhanawade recalls being invited to Sachin Tendulkar’s place for dinner where the legend gifted him a signed bat.

A file photo of Mumbai cricketer Pranav Dhanawade after scoring 1009 runs in an innings.(HT Photo)
A file photo of Mumbai cricketer Pranav Dhanawade after scoring 1009 runs in an innings.(HT Photo)

Pranav Dhanawade Invited To Sachin Tendulkar’s House After His Knock Of Unbeaten 1009 In A School Cricket Match

In his recent interview, the now 21-year-old talked about his favourite player and the IPL franchise he would like to be a part of in the future.

“I am Arjun Tendulkar’s friend and after the knock, I was invited to Sachin’s house. It was like a dream come true for me. He (Sachin) also gifted me a bat and wished me luck,” said Pranav Dhanawade while recalling his dinner at Tendulkar’s place in a chat with CricketCountry.

Arjun Tendulkar
Arjun Tendulkar

In his recent chat, he was also asked about his favourite player and IPL franchise. The 21-year-old left-arm pacer and son of legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar was bought by the defending IPL champions Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakh in the auction. MI was the only team that bid on Arjun Tendulkar, who was the last player to be sold in the auction.

Pranav Dhanawade Is In Awe Of Rohit Sharma’s Art Of Elegant Batting And His Favourite Franchise Is Mumbai Indians

Contrary to all expectations, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar isn’t his favourite player. In fact, Pranav Dhanawade is in awe of Rohit Sharma’s art of elegant playing and the way he builds his game. In the same line, he picked Mumbai Indians as his favourite franchise which he would like to play for.

“Rohit Sharma any day. I love the way he builds his innings. He takes his time initially but once he gets his eye in, he is unstoppable. There is so much one can learn from him. I have not met him as yet but would love to.

“Mumbai Indians obviously! I am from this place and I would surely love to be a part of that star-studded unit,” he concluded.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Before the 2021 Auction, Mumbai Indians released Mitchell McClenaghan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, James Pattinson and Nathan Coulter-Nile.

In the 2021 Auction, Mumbai Indians got back Nathan Coulter-Nile (₹50 million), Adam Milne (₹32 million), Piyush Chawla (₹24 million), Marco Jansen (₹2 million), James Neesham (₹5 million), Arjun Tendulkar (₹2 million), and Yudhvir Singh Charak (₹2 million).

In the initial matches, Mumbai Indians struggled on the slow pitch of Chennai which was one of the neutral venues for IPL 2021. They lost 3 games out of the first 5 they played. The main reason was their failure of the lower middle order.

In 2020, the matches were played in UAE due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in India. Though with a strong team, underrated Mumbai Indians went on to be the season’s most successful team and clinched their fifth title with an excellent team effort and team spirit.

Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo Source: Twitter
Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo Source: Twitter
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Sachin Tendulkar Tests COVID-19 Positive Following Mild Symptoms

Sachin Tendulkar has tested positive for the dreaded novel coronavirus. Sachin Tendulkar was last seen in action on the cricket field during the recently-concluded Road Safety World Series 2021.

The second wave of the dreaded Covid-19 is now challenging the citizens with a rapid spike in cases. Sachin Tendulkar has ‘mild symptoms’ and has decided to quarantine himself at home as advised by the doctors.

Sachin Tendulkar (Image: Reuters)
Sachin Tendulkar (Image: Reuters)

Sachin Tendulkar Tested Positive Following Mild Symptoms And Quarantined Himself At Home

Maharashtra remains one of the worst-affected states with plenty of positive Covid-19 cases, including that of Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar, who is easily regarded as one of the most complete batsmen to have played the gentlemen’s game, shared the news on social media via his official Twitter handle on Saturday morning (March 27).

India's Sachin Tendulkar acknowledges the crowd after he scored a century against England in the World Cup one-day match at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on Sunday. Photo Srikanta Sharma R.
India’s Sachin Tendulkar acknowledges the crowd after he scored a century against England. Photo Srikanta Sharma R.

He wrote, “I have been testing myself and taking all the recommended precautions to ensure Covid is kept at bay.  However, I’ve tested positive today following mild symptoms. All others at home have tested negative.  I’ve quarantined myself at home and am following all protocols as advised by my doctors. I want to thank all the healthcare professionals who are supporting me and many others across the country. Take care – all of you.”

 

Sachin Tendulkar was last seen on the cricket field during the recently-concluded Road Safety World Series in Raipur. The Master Blaster led the eventual winner-India Legends and ended as the side’s leading run-getter with 233 runs. Having gone through various tests during the course of the tournament, it has come as a surprise as the former cricketer has tested positive for the virus.

The 47-year-old said that he tested himself after experiencing mild symptoms and is following the protocols advised by doctors. As of now, everyone else in his home has tested negative. The former India cricketer got himself tested recently on his return from Raipur, where he had gone to play Road Safety Cricket Series. The India legends side, led by him had won the Road Safety Cricket Series by defeating Sri Lanka in the final.

Sachin Tendulkar’s Family Tests Negative

All other members of his family have tested negative whereas his son Arjun Tendulkar has recently joined the Mumbai Indians (MI) camp ahead of the forthcoming IPL 2021 edition, from April 9. He is currently in quarantine and will join his teammates only after the end of his isolation period.

Arjun Tendulkar was the last player to be picked during the accelerated part of the auction BCCI
Arjun Tendulkar was the last player to be picked during the accelerated part of the auction BCCI

Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from all forms of the game with over 34,000 runs and 100 international tons, has already received several messages on his latest Twitter post as his avid fans are praying for his speedy recovery.

Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla
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Mumbai Indians’ Piyush Chawla Delighted To Hit The Ground After Completing The Mandatory Quarantine Period Ahead Of IPL 2021

Mumbai Indians’ newest leg-spinner, Piyush Chawla, was delighted to hit the ground after completing the mandatory quarantine period ahead of IPL 2021. Piyush Chawla expressed his happiness in a video shared by the Mumbai Indians on their Instagram page.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians kicked off their net sessions for the 2021 IPL season on Thursday (March 25). The likes of Piyush Chawla, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Yudhvir Charak, and Arjun Tendulkar were part of this practice session at the Reliance Corporate Park.

Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Mumbai Indians’ Leg Spinner Piyush Chawla Felt Nice And Beautiful To Come Out Of Quarantine

Senior leg-spinner Piyush Chawla has completed his mandatory quarantine ahead of the IPL 2021 and on Thursday (March 25) began the net practice along with other Mumbai Indians players. The 5-time champions roped in the leg-spinner for Rs. 2.4 crore in the auction. Piyush Chawla has earlier represented Punjab Kings(formerly Kings XI Punjab), Kolkata Knight Riders, and Chennai Super Kings.

Speaking to the Mumbai Indians after the team’s first practice session, Piyush Chawla said: “It’s always nice once you come out of quarantine. It’s always the best feeling when you come to the ground and get to roll you arm over, and face some balls. So it was beautiful! As a player, when you come out of quarantine, it isn’t easy to get into the nets straightaway. You need long sessions to find you rhytm as a bowler.”

Piyush Chawla celebrates Rohit Sharma's wicket, Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2020, Abu Dhabi, September 19, 2020 ©BCCI
Piyush Chawla celebrates Rohit Sharma’s wicket, Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2020, Abu Dhabi, September 19, 2020 ©BCCI

Piyush Chawla had previously plied his trade for the Punjab Kings, the Kolkata Knight Riders, and the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. After an uneventful IPL 2020 season with CSK, Piyush Chawla has now joined the Mumbai Indians squad.

Describing his first day with the Mumbai-based franchise, Piyush added: “Day 1 was very nice, the way things went along. Quite satisfying!”

Piyush Chawla had picked 6 scalps in 7 IPL games averaging 31.83 in IPL 2020. He is the third-highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL with 156 scalps in 164 games averaging 27.32.

Saurabh Tiwary Doesn’t Feel Like First Day

Saurabh Tiwary, who was a member of the IPL-winning Mumbai Indians team in the UAE last year, couldn’t believe that four months had passed since the night MI became five-time champions.

Mumbai Indians' Saurabh Tiwary IPLT20.com
Mumbai Indians’ Saurabh Tiwary IPLT20.com

Giving his views on MI’s net session in Ghansoli, Tiwary said: “It feels like we just got back from Abu Dhabi and here we are at the next camp. Many of the players are not there. Everyone who’s here looks in shape. It doesn’t feel like this is the first day.”

A strongly built cricketer, Saurabh Tiwary is known for his hard-hitting skills. This Ranchi batsman became a familiar face as part of India’s U-19 World Cup-winning team in 2008. But what got him in the limelight was the third edition of IPL where he piled up 419 runs in 16 games for the Mumbai Indians.

Saurabh Tiwary performed well for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020. After having represented MI, RCB, and Delhi Daredevils previously, Saurabh Tiwary played for RPS in 2016 and has been representing MI since 2017.

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