Mumbai Indian skipper Rohit Sharma stated that it was “heartbreaking” for the team to have to release some of their vital players ahead of the mega auction.
The five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions announced their 4 players that they had retained Rohit, batsman Suryakumar Yadav, all-rounder Kieron Pollard and pacer Jasprit Bumrah ahead of the mega-auction.
“As you all know, it was going to be the toughest player retention event for Mumbai Indians this year. We have had solid
players, absolutely gun players in our squad and to release them is heart-breaking,” Rohit said after the retentions
“They have done some amazing work for this franchise, created a lot of memories. So, to let them go was tough.
hopefully, we can form a good core and create a solid team around us,” he said.
Rohit hinted that the team will be looking forward to establishing a core again in the auction. While the dates for the
Auctions have not been scheduled yet, it is expected to take place in January.
“The immediate goal is to form a solid core and that will start at the auction. We’ll keep an eye on who we can get
in the auction, find the right spot for the right players.
So yeah, our talent scouts are doing a fantastic job, watching talents in and outside India. I have faith and belief in them.
They have done a great job over the years finishing talent. Hopefully, we can find some players that can form a good core,” added Rohit.