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4 Players Groomed by Rohit Sharma in MI Who Went On to Debut for India

The batsman Rohit Sharma needs no introduction. He has shown his worth by giving great performances in a variety of formats. While he only captains the Indian team in the absence of skipper Virat Kohli, he is considered one of the finest modern-day leaders. His IPL record of guiding the Mumbai Indians to five championships demonstrates his conviction.

While the cricketing world is frequently awestruck by Rohit’s bat skills, his captaincy does not receive the respect it deserves. He is unquestionably one of the generation’s best batsmen, yet his brilliance is not limited to his willow magic.

  1. Krunal Pandya

Krunal Pandya is a player who can be dangerous on his day and prove to be a match-winner. Both Krunal Pandya and Rohit Sharma are part of the Mumbai Indians (MI) franchise, which is owned by Mukesh Ambani. Krunal Pandya made his IPL debut in 2016 and has been a key member of the team ever since. In November of last year, he made his international debut. He’s played 11 T20Is since then and is yet to play a 50-over game for India. Six of these 11 games, however, occurred while Rohit Sharma was captain of the Indian team. In fact, he made his debut in the absence of Virat Kohli, when the Mumbaikar was in charge.

  1. Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan rose to prominence after being named India’s captain for the 2016 U-19 World Cup. In 2016, he made his IPL debut with Gujarat Lions. During the 2020 season, the youthful left-handed batsman Ishan Kishan was a revelation for the reigning champions Mumbai Indians (MI). With 516 runs at an average of 57.33 and a strike rate of 145.76, Ishan was Mumbai’s leading run-scorer in IPL 2020. Kishan’s outstanding performance in IPL 2020 drew the attention of Team India selectors, and he made his debut for the Men in Blue. Ishan made an immediate impact in the five-match T20I series against England, blasting a half-century and earning Man of the Match honors.

  1. Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav has recently emerged as a complete middle-order batsman in the cricket world. Since 2018, he has been their leading run-scorer. He contributes to the team’s scoring in the middle innings and even as an opener. Yadav is a player who not only carries the top order’s strong beginnings but also puts a stop to a catastrophic top-order collapse when necessary. The right-handed batsman also earned his first call-up to the Indian squad in March 2021, when he played three T20Is in a five-match series against England. The Mumbai-born batsman scored 89 runs in two innings, putting him in contention for a spot on India’s T20I team.

  1. Jasprit Bumrah

If not the best, Jasprit Bumrah is now one of the finest bowlers in the world across all forms. Bumrah rose to prominence in T20 cricket and the Indian Premier League. His ability to bowl yorkers at will, as well as a few other variants, makes life difficult for batsmen towards the end of innings is incredible. Bumrah has been among the top ten wicket-takers in every season since 2016. The UAE had watched the right-arm quick’s heroics during the 13th edition when he ended with 27 scalps in 15 games. One of the reasons Mumbai won their sixth IPL title was the lethal combination of Bumrah and Kiwi quick Trent Boult.

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