Mumbai Indians refuted trade rumors on Rohit and others

IPL 2024, India Cricket News Update,Mumbai Indians on Tuesday confirmed that Rohit Sharma is not going anywhere say Mumbai Indians

Dec 20, 2023 - 09:52
Dec 20, 2023 - 10:02

Mumbai Indians refuted trade rumors on Rohit and others

Rohit Sharma is not going anywhere say Mumbai Indians © IPL

"Rohit is not going anywhere, nor will any player." This was a categorical assertion from a senior Mumbai Indians official uninvolved of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction in Dubai on Tuesday.

The comment was made exclusively to livecricketbd after social media detonated with news about a virtual revolt in the MI camp by players after Rohit Sharma was replaced as the skipper. The MI management appointed Hardik Pandya in his place.

"The news reports are thoroughly fake and false.. No MI player will leave us, nor will be exchanged by us," the official said after it was accounted for that senior players like Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan have all shown up to openly endorse Rohit and are looking to exit the franchise.

"Each player was taken into confidence before the decision was made. Rohit Sharma also was informed, and he is a lot of piece of the decision-making process," the official further said.

Some reports have suggested that certain players are looking to be exchanged to different franchises once the exchange window opens on Wednesday. The window, according to the IPL rules, will be open until 30 days before the start of the league. Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals are the franchises that are supposedly courting the MI players, Rohit Sharma included.

livecricketbd can confirm that one of the two franchises mentioned above did move toward Mumbai Indians with an interest in an exchange for Rohit Sharma , yet MI dismissed the deal, something even the interested franchise confirmed to this website. "We would have given anything for Rohit Sharma, however we are as of now not in the race," the franchise official told this website.

Rohit Sharma had been MI skipper since 2013 and won the five titles for the franchise. Be that as it may, in the last two years, the group has been underwhelming, finishing at the base in 2022. It made the end of the season games last year.

A specialist like Sunil Gavaskar saw reason in the MI decision. "We shouldn't go into rights and wrongs. However, the decision they have taken is for the benefit of the group. In the last two years, Rohit Sharma contribution, even with the bat, has dipped a little bit. Earlier, he used to score big, however in the last two years, they finished No. 9 or No. 10 the year before last year and in the last year they qualified for the playoffs," Gavaskar said in a visit on Star Sports.

CSK rules out any exchange with MI

Later in the evening, Super Kings precluded courting any Mumbai Indians players and aspiring for an exchange with them. "We don't exchange players as a principle and we also don't have players to exchange with Mumbai Indians. We have not moved toward them and we don't intend to either," franchise President Kasi Viswanathan told this website midway through the auction in Dubai, rubbishing reports that the Chennai group is looking to exchange MI players.

Mark Boucher says MI handled it well

Lead trainer Imprint Boucher precluded any disquiet in the MI camp. "Indeed, we have had conversations with certain colleagues and the leadership within the gathering. I think it's simply just a transition phase. It's the sport of cricket. Mumbai Indians push ahead. Rohit has been fantastic for us. He's been a stalwart for Mumbai Indians, he has done all around well. This is just a decision that is made by us to push ahead and get into a transition phase with the new captain and it's, you know, approach every one of the motions and all that sort of stuff. That's simply what's truly going on with it," the mentor said.

On the rumors of displeasure going around, Boucher said: "Can I say anything about it? I am not excessively sure. Well, I have heard rumors via social media, all that sort of stuff, however I'm not actually into social media stuff. As far as I can say it was handled by us in the best way possible. We understand the emotions around everything, except this is simply a transitional phase for Mumbai Indians. And decisions were made by us to push ahead and that's where we are at the momen

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