Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians to their fifth IPL title on Tuesday, Nov. 10.© BCCI / IPL
Rohit Sharma won a fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title with Mumbai Indians last Tuesday, also breaking the jinx of winning the title in years ending with odd numbers – 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. The IPL broadcasters had even shot an ad showing how Rohit’s Mumbai had won IPL trophies in “odd years only”. After winning IPL 2020, Rohit quoted that ad, writing, “Indeed, we even went this season. Bola tha aapko mamu inki ganit weak hai (I told you their calculations were wrong).”
– Rohit Sharma (@ ImRo45) November 12, 2020
Rohit scored 68 in Mumbai’s chase of 157 points in the final against Delhi Capitals and helped his team reach the goal with eight balls left.
Rohit suffered a hamstring injury during the league stages and had to miss four games before making a comeback in Mumbai’s final league game.
He finished the tournament with 332 runs from 12 games at 27.66 with three half centuries.
However, the opening right-handed batsman has been banned from the teams of India’s One-day International and Twenty20 International for the tour of Australia to give the batsman plenty of rest after the IPL and fully recover from his injury.
He is included in the Test squad – India will play four Tests, starting with the first Test on December 17 in Adelaide – after being also left out of the Tests when the squad was first announced in October.
In the revised squads announced in November, Rohit found a place on the Test squad.
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