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Rohit Sharma Hilariously Lifts Harbhajan Singh After A Nostalgic Meeting
By CricShots - Apr 2, 2024 12:33 pm
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On Monday, April 1, a significant moment unfolded at Mumbai’s iconic Wankhede Stadium as Rohit Sharma, a stalwart of the Mumbai Indians cricket team, stepped onto the field. It marked his return after relinquishing the captaincy to Hardik Pandya, an announcement made by the team back in December, ending Sharma’s illustrious tenure as skipper.

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Harbhajan Singh and Rohit Sharma

Having led the Mumbai Indians from 2013 to 2023 and securing a remarkable five IPL titles, Sharma’s presence at the Wankhede stirred both nostalgia and curiosity. In a heartwarming pre-game scene captured on social media, Sharma, donning a Mumbai Indians jersey, shared a warm embrace with his former teammate and renowned spinner, Harbhajan Singh.

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The camaraderie between the two, amidst their respective roles—one on the field and the other in the commentator’s box—underscored the deep bonds forged through years of cricketing camaraderie. However, Rohit Sharma’s return to the pitch didn’t unfold as he might have hoped.

 

Facing the Rajasthan Royals, he suffered an early setback, departing for a golden duck in the first over, courtesy of a well-directed delivery from Trent Boult. Despite Sharma’s dismissal and a shaky start for Mumbai Indians, there were glimpses of resilience, notably in the partnership between Hardik Pandya and Tilak Varma, which briefly steadied the ship.

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Yet, the Royals’ bowling attack proved formidable, restricting Mumbai Indians to a modest 125/9. Boult’s early strikes, including dismissing Rohit Sharma, Naman Dhir, and Dewald Brevis for ducks, set the tone for an arduous innings. Nandre Burger’s dismissal of Ishan Kishan further compounded Mumbai’s woes, leaving them reeling at 20 for 4.

Ultimately, while Rohit Sharma’s return to Wankhede Stadium may have been clouded by a disappointing performance, the enduring camaraderie and the resilience displayed by Mumbai Indians serve as reminders of the team’s enduring spirit amidst evolving dynamics within the squad.