Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma reveled in his role as the leader of the IPL 2017 champions, expressing his love to inspire the teams he captains. Under Rohit’s captaincy, MI became the first team to clinch a third IPL title, thereby becoming the most successful side of the tournament in its first decade of existence.
“As captain I love to inspire teams as much as I can,” Rohit said in a press conference in Mumbai on Monday (May 22). “It (captaincy) does help me a lot. Last year, we had a tough time and could not qualify for the play-offs, but we knew we had the players to do well this year and they delivered. The attitude of the players remained the same whether we won or lost.”
“I would love to play for my state franchise (MI). I have played all my cricket in Mumbai and lived here all my life. We would also be happy to retain the whole squad,” he said.