Ricky Ponting in his series of videos shared by Cricket Australia has named the most dangerous player from each franchise ahead of the upcoming IPL. Talking about Mumbai Indians the former Australia Captain said that it would be “pretty hard to go past” Rohit Sharma as their danger man.
“Mumbai Indians’ danger man this season, it’s pretty hard to go past Rohit Sharma, their captain,” the former Mumbai Indians captain said in the video.
“One of the premier T20 batsmen in the world. He has an outstanding record, whether it be international cricket or the IPL, he is in the best form right now, so it would be pretty hard to go past him,” said Ponting, who is currently the head coach of Delhi Capitals.
Ricky Ponting was the captain of the Mumbai Indians until 2013 when Rohit took over the leadership of the franchise. Since then the right handed batsman has led the team to win four IPL titles which includes last season title when Mumbai Indians beat rivals CSK in the finals. Rohit has played 188 matches in the IPL scoring 4898 runs at an average of 31.60 and a strike rate of 130.82.
Mumbai Indians will start their IPL season on September 19 against CSK which will just be like a replay of last year’s finals.