I learned about the professionalism of the Mumbai Indians when I became a patron: Rohit Sharma

NEW DELHI: Opening Batter Rohit Sharma has said that he got to know the professionalism of Mumbai Indians when he was chosen to run the franchise.

Rohit was doing a Facebook live chat with Bangladesh opening batter Tamim Iqbal and it was then that the latter asked Rohit about the qualities of Mumbai Indians .

Answering the question, Rohit replied: "They ( Mumbai Indians ) are very big on scouting players, Mumbai Indians is one of the most professional teams I have worked within my career so far, especially when I became the captain, I was chosen to lead the side during my third year with the franchise, I was given the captaincy halfway into the 2013 tournament".

When you become the captain, you are part of everything, you know what is happening with the team, that's when I came to know how professional the team really is, they do a great job behind the scenes, he added.

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Rohit also revealed that the scouting team of Mumbai Indians watches every match in the country to choose the right players for the franchise.

Scouts watch all the matches in India, then finalize which player is good for Mumbai. After the IPL All scouts take a two-month break, but then they go back to looking for players for next season, they do a lot of homework, they are a very professional team, they are clear on what they want, Rohit said.

Mumbai Indians have won the IPL maximum number of times -- four -- in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019 and all the title wins have come under the leadership of Rohit.

Mumbai had defeated Chennai Super Kings by one run in the 2019 final IPL.