Many franchises from the Indian Premier League (IPL) have given talented young cricketers the mission of leading their teams. Players like Rohit Sharma, K.L. Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, and others have guided and inspired their gifted teammates by far.
Undoubtedly, IPL generates various great leaders every season. One of those is a successful and popular captain Rohit Sharma.
Rohit Sharma’s debut in IPL 2013
The title of the Mumbai Indians (MI) team’s captain came to Rohit from the legendary Australian Ricky Ponting midway through IPL 2013. The Mumbai-based franchise won in four of seven seasons and received their maiden IPL trophy during the captaincy of Rohit Sharma.
Moreover, Rohit’s career as a skipper has brought him in touch with many legendary players. He was the last captain for three legendary players from the list below. They played their final games under the Mumbai Indians’ leader guidance.
#1 Lasith Malinga
The right-arm pacer from Sri-Lanka Lasith Malinga played only for Mumbai Indians for his entire career in the IPL. He joined the team while Sachin Tendulkar was its captain in 2009. Malinga’s retirement took place under the leadership of Sharma in 2019.
Lasith Malinga dismissed Shardul Thakur on the last ball and helped his team to get a trophy during his final appearance in IPL. He is the highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL so far.
#2 Sachin Tendulkar
Tendulkar played all the IPL matches only for Mumbai Indians, just like Lasith Malinga. The former MI captain appeared in 78 matches in total during his career in the IPL.
Rohit Sharma was a captain in the last game of Tendulkar in the 2013 season of IPL against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sachin Tendulkar scored a 31-ball 38 before getting an injury. Mumbai Indians won that game owing seven wickets.
#3 Yuvraj Singh
The rise of Yuvraj Singh’s career in the IPL began in the role of Punjab Kings’ captain. He also played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, and Pune Warriors. Finally, he met his last season in IPL with the Mumbai Indians in 2019.
Singh managed to hit three consecutive sixes in a match against RCB in his final season. Although, he didn’t play every match for Mumbai Indians. Yuvraj Singh scored four runs off six deliveries in his last game against Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai Indians won that game by 37 runs with the help of their captain Rohit Sharma.
His article has been prepared by sports analyst Raja Danish in collaboration with BetRaja.in, the top Indian cricket betting resource https://betraja.in/cricket-betting-sites/ . BetRaja covers all the aspects of betting for Indian players, including tips, professional articles, and sports news.T