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Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma not a fan of term “gifted” which people often associate with him

The 31-year old isn't the biggest fan of the tag due to the hard work many put in.

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Mumbai Indians’ Rohit Sharma in action. (Photo by IANS)

After their awful first half of the Indian Premier League, things look settled in the Mumbai Indians camp. The back-to-back back wins, one against wins against Kings XI Punjab and the other against Kolkata Knight Riders state the same. However, they still need to win all of their matches to be the strong contender of the playoffs.

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma played a crucial knock against the Kings XI Punjab during the run chase. However, Rohit hasn’t performed to his best as he has hit only 2 half-centuries in the tournament and is at 21st in the leading run scorer of the tournament sheet. His batting position can be one of the reasons but by the look of the things, one can confirm that the batter is yet to come out to his explosive best.

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Notably, when in full flow, Rohit is termed as one of the best shot makers in the game of cricket. Known for his elegance drives and lofted sixes, the Mumbai-born player is often termed as a talented and gifted player. However, the 31-year old doesn’t enjoy the tag “gifted” which people often associate with him.

Don’t like the “Gifted” tag: Rohit Sharma

Rohit while in conversation with IANS revealed that he started his cricket career as a bowler and started working on his batting after a while. He added that has worked hard to be where he is. “I’m not a fan of that tag because my abilities are something I’ve worked very hard to develop. I started off as a bowler. Batting is something I started working on later. Every time I step on to that field, I give it my all and that is what I vow to do until the very end,” Rohit told IANS.

As Mumbai Indians are back on the winning track, it will be interesting to see how the skipper along with the team sails in the tough challenges ahead in the tournament. Currently, they sit at number 5 on the points table.

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