Rohit Sharma, who went on to be one of the most successful IPL captains, first played for the Deccan Chargers. Rohit Sharma’s time in the IPL has been interesting, and he remembered the first bid he made in his domestic tournament. Rohit Sharma was bought by the Deccan Chargers, who won the IPL in 2009. The price was $750,000. The captain of the Mumbai Indians said that he came from a middle-class family and was trying to decide which car to buy.
Rohit Sharma said before the IPL 2023, “First of all, I didn’t even know what $750,000 was. We had never seen anything like the auction before, and no one had even heard of it. My number didn’t come up until a long time into the auction, probably after an hour and a half. I was told I would get $750,000 after I was sold, which I think is 3 to 3.5 crore. But I was really happy and thought about which car I should buy. That was what I was making plans for! I had just turned 20 at the time.”
I was really happy and thought about which car should I buy: Rohit Sharma
In 2011, Sharma was put back up for auction, and Mumbai Indians paid $2 million to get him. Rohit Sharma’s luck changed after he took over as captain of the Mumbai Indians franchise from the great Ricky Ponting in 2013. In 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020, the team won 5 trophies because Sharma was in charge. But since the 2022 IPL mega auctions, Mumbai Indians have seemed a little out of touch. Suryakumar Yadav was hurt and couldn’t play for the team last year. In the IPL, it was the worst season for the team, and Rohit Sharma lost 8 straight games.
Sharma has had a hard time getting runs in the IPL, and his team hasn’t been doing much better. Rohit Sharma has never been above an average of 30 since the 2017 IPL. Last year, his average was 19.14, which was the worst in the tournament. With players like Pollard leaving, the new season of IPL will bring new challenges for the captain and the management. On April 2, the Mumbai Indians will play their first game of the IPL 2023 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.