New Delhi. Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians are going to start their campaign today during the 16th season of the Indian Premier League. Hitman’s team will take the field against RCB at M Chidambaram Stadium in Bengaluru today. This will be the first match of both the teams in IPL 2023. In such a situation, the team of Hitman will try to wash away that infamous stain on the field which has been stuck on them for the last 10 years. Even though Mumbai Indians is the most successful franchise of IPL, but this infamous stain is not on anyone else but only on Rohit’s captaincy.
Infamous stain on Rohit!
For the first time in IPL 2014, the captaincy of Mumbai Indians was handed over to a young cricketer Rohit Sharma. Hitman gave five titles to the Mumbai team in these nine years. It is also the best franchise in the history of IPL. After Mumbai, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings have lifted the maximum four IPL trophies. In such a situation, despite such a great record, Rohit Sharma has never been able to win this team the opening match of the IPL tournament in the last 10 years.
Who last won Mumbai the first match of IPL?
The last time in the year 2012, in the opening match of the tournament, Mumbai Indians took the field under the captaincy of Harbhajan Singh. Then this team defeated CSK by eight wickets. In 2013, under the captaincy of Ricky Ponting, this team lost its first match against RCB. In 2014, Rohit Sharma got the command of Mumbai Indians.
In the last nine years under his leadership, even Hitman could not end the drought of this defeat. In such a situation, during the match against RCB today, Rohit will have a good chance to end this infamy.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : April 02, 2023, 09:21 IST