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5 Teams that kept Rohit Sharma on their wishlist ahead of IPL 2011 auction

Rohit is the most successful IPL skipper, having won four titles for the Mumbai Indians.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The auction for the 2020 edition of the world’s biggest T20 league- IPL- is a just a few weeks away. All the teams would have begun their thinking process for the same as a lot of big names will go under the hammer this year. The franchises announced their lists of retained and released players on 15th November and even the released players will feature in this auction.

While there are no rules for wishlists in the upcoming auction, the BCCI had requested the teams to send their wishlists to them so they can keep those players in the first round of the auction. A similar wishlist of IPL Auction 2011 has surfaced online and the most interesting name is of the current Indian vice-captain, Rohit Sharma.

The right-handed batsman was released by Deccan Chargers and since he had become a popular name in T20 cricket, a lot of teams wanted him in their side.

Here’s a look at the 5 teams that kept Rohit Sharma on their wishlist ahead of IPL Auction 2011–

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

As the fans know, Mumbai Indians had emerged as the winners of the bidding war for Rohit Sharma in 2011. The Mumbai-based franchise had signed the local boy for a massive amount of $2 Million. This proved to be the best signing in the tournament’s history as Rohit has guided Mumbai Indians to 4 IPL titles.

He took over the captaincy from Ricky Ponting in 2013 and led the team to the title in his first season as captain. His next triumphs came in 2015, 2017 and most recently in 2019 as Sharma holds the record for being the most successful captain in IPL history.

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