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Rohit Sharma hoping for a successful IPL 2017 for Mumbai Indians

Krunal Pandya - Rohit Sharma Mumbai Indians
Bengaluru: Mumbai Indians Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya celebrate fall of a wicket during an IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on May 11, 2016. (Photo Source: IANS)

Team India batsman Rohit Sharma is currently out of action due to an injury. However, the Mumbai lad made it to the press interaction for his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians recently. A host of questions were thrown at the Mumbai Indians skipper. The swashbuckling batsman answered them with ease. He hopes for a successful outing for the team in the upcoming edition of the IPL.

Interesting, the franchise has tied up with international brand Diesel. This is the first time in the history of the league that a team has signed a tie up with an international brand. Renzo Rosso, the Founder of Diesel, was present at the interaction as well. Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani was also present at the press meet.

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The global partnership between the franchise and the brand will see a range of merchandise released in the market soon. The two have come together to create an exclusive range of off-field merchandise comprising denims, polos, t-shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, shirts and accessories like suspenders and caps, a media release mentioned.

Rohit Sharma, who was answering all the questions at the event, said that it is an honor for him to lead the team. He cited how the team has been highly supportive and so have been the owners. He added that he is ready for the responsibility.

“Firstly, when I was appointed as captain (of MI), it’s is a huge honour to lead the side. We all know, their lies so much responsibility. When the captaincy came along, I was ready and prepared for it and also I feel captaincy is not just done by one person, it takes help of lot of people. I got support of my players, my support staff as well and we cannot forget, the support from owners as well, they showed a lot of faith in me, giving me the responsibility, but I always enjoy challenges and responsibility,” quoted the Indian batsman.

Adding further to it, he mentioned that he is looking for a successful campaign in the upcoming edition. “So I always look forward to it whenever I get an opportunity. In the last four years, when I was the captain, we have done pretty well and I look forward for another successful season which will be starting next year,” Rohit Sharma conceded.

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