KKR vs MI in IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma wants to play 200 more matches in IPL The most successful captain in Indian Premier League (IPL) history – Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians (MI) – has completed 200 matches in the tournament. But the skipper isn’t done yet. He wants to double that number.
Speaking in a video uploaded by Mumbai Indians Twitter handle, Sharma said, half in jest, half-seriously that he wants to double his number of matches.
“Yes, that’s a good milestone (200 matches). I hope I can double that, by playing another 200,” Rohit said in an apparently off-camera comment before bursting into laughter.
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On a more serious note, Rohit Sharma discussed the various aspects of captaincy and leading the side.
“We want to keep putting in that effort (working hard). Whether we win the game, lose the game, it doesn’t matter. For us, what matters is the preparation. It’s really great to see some of the fast bowlers who played the game yesterday (April 9, vs RCB), come out and get involved in doing the fitness drills,” Rohit commented.
Rohit also gave insights on how he and the team support staff manage to engender camaraderie among players from different states and nationalities.
“A lot of players getting involved in whatever it is, whether it is going outside or playing a game. Whether it’s doing the fitness, whether its a team meet. We try and do that with the entire team,” the 5-time IPL winners Mumbai Indians’ skipper said.
Rohit Sharma also discussed his workout routine and the way he is recuperating from injuries sustained last year.
“It was more about maintaining what I have built in the last 3-4 months. Obviously, I was injured during the season, so, there’s a lot of maintenance work that I have been doing. Just to maintain my lower back and hamstring.”
Lastly, Rohit spoke about the lack of home advantage in IPL this year.
KKR vs MI in IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma wants to play 200 more matches in IPL
“We know there is not home advantage this year…So, we need to strategise as to what sort of game plans we need to have. What sort of ideas and strategies we need to put behind each players’ skill set.”
Mumbai Indians play their next game against KKR on April 13. After losing their first match to Royal Challengers Bangalore, they cannot afford another loss.