Former Australia skipper, Ricky Ponting, in a series of videos shared by Cricket Australia, has been naming the most dangerous player from each franchise ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Talking about defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI), Ponting said that it would be “pretty hard to go past” Rohit Sharma as their danger man.
In a video uploaded by cricket.co.au. on their Twitter account, Ponting was heard saying, “Mumbai Indians’ danger man this season, it’s pretty hard to go past Rohit Sharma, their captain.”
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The head coach of the Delhi Capitals (DC), “One of the premier T20 batsmen in the world. He has an outstanding record, whether it be international cricket or the IPL, he is in the best form right now, so it would be pretty hard to go past him.”
Ricky Ponting was the captain of the Mumbai Indians (MI) squad until 2013 when Rohit took over as the captain of the franchise. Since then, the right-hander has led the team to a record four IPL titles, including last season, when they beat rivals Chennai Super Kings in a close-fought final.
Rohit has played 188 matches in the history of the cash-rich league, scores he has amassed as many as 4898 runs at an average of 31.60, and a strike rate of 130.82. He is expected to play the anchor’s role, with the team filled with explosive players like Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, and Hardik Pandya among others.
Mumbai Indians will be commencing their season with the tournament opener on September 19 against the three-time champions, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), in what will be a replay of last year’s final.