- Shamser Khalid
Rohit Sharma's Birthday Celebrations is Trending
The Mumbai Indians secured a thrilling victory against the Rajasthan Royals in a nail-biting Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Sunday. The match played at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, saw the Mumbai Indians survive a scare to beat the Rajasthan Royals by six wickets.
Tim David emerged as the hero for the Mumbai side, smashing three sixes in the final over to help Mumbai chase down a target of 172 runs. His powerful batting display earned him the Man of the Match award and helped Mumbai pick up two crucial points this season.
The victory was made all the more special as it was also captain Rohit Sharma’s 36th birthday. After the match, the Mumbai Indians celebrated Rohit’s birthday with a cake-cutting ceremony and a rendition of the birthday song.
Fans are also celebrating Rohit’s birthday by putting up garlands and conducting small pujas. Rohit is one of the most popular cricketers in India, and his fan base has been growing steadily over the years.
Among those who celebrated the player's birthday was Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj, who has been known for his sense of humor, took to Twitter to wish Rohit a happy birthday. In his tweet, Yuvraj wished Sharma all the success in his future endeavors, while also poking fun at his friend's past.
Speaking at the post-match presentation, Rohit Sharma praised Tim David’s performance, saying that he had big shoes to fill after Kieron Pollard’s departure. He also expressed his delight at the team’s ability to chase down a target of 172, saying that the team had the ability but needed to back themselves.
Despite the victory, Rohit Sharma had a forgettable outing with the bat, scoring just three runs off five balls. However, the Mumbai Indians showed that they have plenty of depth in their batting lineup, with Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock, and Krunal Pandya all making important contributions.
Rohit took over the MI captaincy reins from Ricky Ponting exactly ten years ago in 2013. After a shaky start to the campaign, Rohit led the team to their maiden IPL trophy that year, and since then, MI has gone on to win four more titles, making them the most successful team in IPL history. Rohit’s win percentage as MI captain is second only to MS Dhoni, who has a 58%-win percentage as CSK skipper.
This year will be crucial for Rohit Sharma as India is scheduled to play three big tournaments - the World Test Championship Final, Asia Cup, and the ODI World Cup. Sharma and his team will be hoping to bring back the glory to India, which they have been striving for in the past few years.
For now, the Mumbai Indians will turn their attention to their next match against the Punjab Kings on May 3. With the team starting to find its form, the match promises to be another exciting encounter. Fans of the Mumbai Indians will be hoping that the team can continue its winning streak and move up the IPL table.