Sachin looked forward to opening with Rohit.
Meanwhile, Pollock intended to hit the gym on Rohit's request.
Mumbai Indian’s (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma turned out to be the most successful captain in the Indian Premier League (IPL), with four championship wins in seven seasons as captain. Under Rohit’s captaincy, the Mumbai-based franchise lifted the IPL Trophy in every alternate season since 2013.
After the IPL Governing Council (GC) announced that the 2020 season of IPL will commence from September 19, Rohit appeared to be elated to get back into the groove, post prolonged COVID-19 break.
Rohit conducted a ‘Q&A’ session where he was asked to pick one MI player from the past in his squad.
The Mumbai ace named not just one but two players he dearly wished to be included in MI squad. Rohit made the obvious choice of ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar along with former Proteas seamer Shaun Pollock.
“If I could bring one Mumbai player not one actually, there are two. One and only Sachin Tendulkar and Shaun Pollock,” Rohit responded to the query.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 2, 2020
Tendulkar captained MI during the first few seasons of IPL with an array of superstars in his team, including Pollock.
Two of the greatest cricketers of the by-gone era, Sachin and Pollock, have now reacted to Rohit’s plea for a comeback in the MI Paltan.
Indian cricket enthusiasts often wished to witness Sachin and Rohit open the innings together, which did not happen during their short stint together in 2013 season.
“Would be fun to open with you, @ImRo45,” Sachin replied.
Would be fun to open with you @ImRo45. 😊
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 3, 2020
Pollock, on the other hand, had a typical cheeky reply for ‘Hitman’. “Will go to the nets and workout if it’s still possible,” the popular commentator wrote.
The veteran pacer featured only during the inaugural season of the IPL, where he picked 11 wickets in 13 matches. Since their retirement from the game, both Sachin and Pollock took up mentorship roles at the Ambani-owned franchise.
Will go to the nets and workout if it’s still possible 😉
— Shaun Pollock (@7polly7) August 3, 2020
Go for it Polly. You'll do great.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 3, 2020