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Rohit Sharma welcomes players inducted into Mumbai Indians squad with a post: Welcome to the city of heroics

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Friday shared a post on social media with the image of the seven players the franchise purchased in the auction and captioned it ‘Welcome to the city of heroics’.

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma (Courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The defending champions purchased seven players for only Rs 11.7 crore at the auctions on Thursday
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile (Rs 5 cr), Adam Milne (Rs 3.2 cr), Piyush Chawla (Rs 2.4 crore), James Neesham (Rs 50 lakh)
  • Yudhvir Charak (Rs 20 lakh), Marco Jansen (Rs 20 lakh) and Arjun Tendulkar (20 lakh) are the players MI bought

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Friday welcomed the seven players that the franchise had bid for in the IPL auction a day earlier and got them on board.

He shared a post on social media with the image of the seven players and captioned it ‘Welcome to the city of heroics’.

Mumbai Indians had on Thursday bid very tactfully and got on board Nathan Coulter-Nile (Rs 5 crore), Adam Milne (Rs 3.2 crore), Piyush Chawla (Rs 2.4 crore), James Neesham (Rs 50 lakh), Yudhvir Charak (Rs 20 lakh), Marco Jansen (Rs 20 lakh) and Arjun Tendulkar (20 lakh).

The focus for the defending champions was certainly their bowling attack that they tried to bolster in the auctions. Right-arm fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile was the only player who they brought back into the squad, after having released him at the end of last season. But they managed to get him for a lesser price this time around.

He was previously brought for Rs 8 crore and was released at the end of last season, and they got the player back again into the squad for Rs 5 crore.

The defending champions got the seven players for only Rs 11.7 crore at the auctions on Thursday.

A month prior to the auctions, they had released the same number of players, including Lasith Malinga, Mitch McClenaghan, James Pattinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sherfane Rutherford, Prince Balwant Rai, and Digvijay Deshmukh.

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