In the past few years, Rohit Sharma has proved that shorter the format gets, more lethal is he with the bat. Rohit Sharma is one of the 3 players retained by the Mumbai Indians and he has been paid a hefty sum of 15 crores for his retention.
Rohit Sharma has been the most successful skipper in the Indian Premier League after leading his side to 3 title wins ever since he came to the helm of the team.
Rohit Sharma has been selfless while playing for the Mumbai Indians and he has never hesitated from dropping himself down the order for the good of his team. He is as good a team player as ruthless he is to the bowlers and he has a heart of gold.
The selfless gesture of Rohit Sharma towards the Mumbai Indians is winning the internet. Rohit could have very well matched Virat’s price tag of 17 crores given the mammoth stature Rohit Sharma has gained in limited overs cricket.
It would have been no surprise if Rohit too would have fetched 17 crores if he was put to auctions but he settled down for 15 crores and stayed with Mumbai Indians. This selfless gesture by Sharma to ask for a lesser price has increased Mumbai Indian’s budget with which it would go into the auctions.
MS Dhoni was retained by the Chennai Super Kings for 15 crores which is the same amount for which Rohit Sharma was retained for by the Mumbai Indians.
Virat Kohli meanwhile became the highest paid player ever in the history of the Indian Premier League. The manner in which Rohit Sharma has performed in limited overs cricket, it is just sensational.
He too could have fetched an amount equal to Kohli if he went under the hammer of auctions but he happily settled for less and this shows how emotionally he is attached to the Mumbai Indians. This gesture is melting the hearts of the Mumbai Indian fans despite the biting cold.