The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Mumbai Indians (MI) joined trending hashtag #ThankYouTaker and thanked iconic WWE wrestler The Undertaker after he called quits on his remarkable 30-year-old career. The Mumbai-based IPL franchise shared a picture of its captain Rohit Sharma posing with a World Heavyweight Champion belt in tribute to the WWE legend.
Captioning some pictures of Rhit on Instagram, Mumbai Indians wrote: “30 legendary years. #ThankYouTaker #OneFamily @wwe @wweindia @undertaker”.
The Undertaker announced in the last episode of the WWE docuseries “The Last Ride” that he has no desire to return to the ring for another match.
In a series of tweets posted by the WWE, The Undertaker said that “I’m gonna leave my way.”
— Undertaker (@undertaker) June 21, 2020
— WWE (@WWE) June 22, 2020
The Undertaker’s real name is Mark Calaway and he last faced AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 in a “Boneyard Match”. Rohit has been the most successful captain of MI in the history of the IPL as he led the franchise to record four titles in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019.
Team India’s vice-captain will lead Mumbai Indians in their title defense if and when the IPL 2020 commences. Recently, the IPL governing council chairman Brijesh Patel said that they are ready to hold the 13th edition of the league and are just waiting for the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision on the T20 World Cup.
The IPL has been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The T20 World Cup is slated to be played from October 18-November 15 in Australia this year.
Talking to ANI about the same, Patel had said, “Yes we are ready to go with IPL in September-October window, everything is planned and ready. Will have to follow the guidelines and SOPs, for medical and other things.”