IPL 2022: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah join MI camp right after Bengaluru Test victory
Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah were two of Mumbai Indians' retentions for IPL 2022.
Updated - Mar 15, 2022 5:45 pm
The megastars of Mumbai Indians Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have joined the Mumbai Indians camp ahead of the IPL 2022 that gets underway on March 26. The duo has joined the MI camp just hours after India’s comprehensive 238-run win over Sri Lanka in the pink ball Test match at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
It was a memorable contest for both of them. While this was Rohit’s first-ever Test assignment as the Indian team’s full-time captain, Bumrah registered his maiden red-ball fifer at home and at the same time also equaled the record of the legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev’s feat of eight five-wicket hauls in 29 Tests.
Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah arrive in Mumbai from Bengaluru
In a video posted by the Mumbai Indians on social media, both the MI skipper and the pace spearhead are seen entering the team hotel. Bumrah was alone and immediately went inside his hotel room after entering the premises. Meanwhile, the Hitman had arrived with his family i.e. his better half Ritika Sajdeh and daughter Samaira. The dynamic opener can also be seen holding Samaira in his arms while looking at all of MI’s five IPL titles that have been displayed at the team hotel.
Watch the video here:
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Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah were among the former champions’ retentions months ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction along with the Indian limited-overs batting sensation Suryakumar Yadav and the Caribbean power-hitter Kieron Pollard respectively. While Sharma has been offered a sum of INR 16 crore, the premier speedster has been paid INR 12 crore.
After having made some new additions at the two-day mega event in Bengaluru last month, a new-look Mumbai Indians would now be hoping to make the most of their rebuilt squad as they eye a record sixth IPL crown. After winning back-to-back titles in 2019 and 2020 respectively, the Rohit Sharma-led side looked to make history by becoming the first team to win a hat-trick of IPL titles.
Nonetheless, a poor outing in the second leg of IPL 2021 saw them finish fifth in the points table. Mumbai Indians would be hoping for a revival in fortunes this time around. The five-time winners will kick off their IPL 2022 campaign against the Delhi Capitals at the Brabourne Stadium on March 27.