IPL: 5 Players you might not know were once Rohit Sharma’s teammates

IPL: 5 Players you might not know were once Rohit Sharma’s teammates

These players shared the dressing room with Rohit Sharma.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: IPL/BBCI)

Well, the current new captain of the Indian Men’s team is an iconic IPL figure. In the league’s enriching history, he’s the only cricketer with six IPL titles. Even with regards to his appearances, Rohit Sharma has played the third-highest number of IPL games (213).

In his initial years, he used to represent the now-defunct Deccan Chargers. Over there, he was under the wings of greats like Adam Gilchrist and Chaminda Vaas. Perhaps then from 2011 onwards, he unflinchingly wrote history books for both Mumbai Indians and himself.

Hence by revising Rohit Sharma’s eminent IPL days, let’s check out 5 players that you might not know were once his teammates.

1. Sanjay Bangar (IPL 2008)

Sanjay Bangar
Sanjay Bangar. (Photo Source: Twitter/RCB)

Recently till 2019, Sanjay Bangar was actually coaching both Rohit Sharma and team India. In between, the former Indian all-rounder had also served as the interim head coach. However, initially when IPL had begun, both these individuals used to represent the Deccan franchise.

With regards to Bangar’s selection, the cricketer was bagged for INR 1.2 million in IPL 2008. During that time, Bangar was in the twilight of his career and had aged beyond 35. In total, the former Indian batting coach shared a dressing room with young Rohit for the first two IPL seasons.

Overall, in his brief IPL stint, Bangar played a total of 12 matches. Unfortunately, because of his ordinary performances, Bangar then switched to coaching the Kochi franchise in IPL 2010.

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