In the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Mumbai Indians has been the most successful franchise.
They have won 5 titles so far and their dominance is second to none.
As IPL 2023 inches closer, Mumbai would be hoping to lay their hands on their 6th title.
In this glorious journey of theirs, Rohit Sharma has played a pivotal role.
He has guided Mumbai to all of their 6 titles and they would be hoping that they can get their cards right and get another victory under their belt.
However, Mumbai Indians would be a vary about the fact that Rohit Sharma doesn’t have age on his side.
The Mumbai-based cricketer is 35 years of age and might soon retire from IPL.
In this article, we take a look at 3 players who can take up Mumbai Indians’ captaincy after Rohit Sharma retires:
1. Jasprit Bumrah
One of the frontrunners to be taking the mantle from Rohit Sharma in Mumbai Indians, would be speedster Jasprit Bumrah.
Bumrah has had an upward trajectory in his cricketing career. After impressing one and all in IPL, Jasprit Bumrah earned a place in the Indian national team.
Bumrah is one of the most mature cricketers of our generation.
He also led India in the 5th Test match between India and England in 2022 after Rohit Sharma was afflicted with the Covid-19 virus.
2. Ishan Kishan
Mumbai Indians have always backed the youngsters and that’s the sole reason why they have been able to unearth gems like Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah.
The Mumbai management are once again following the same route and are trusting Ishan Kishan.
The young southpaw also has the experience of captaincy as he was the captain of the Indian U-19 team in the ICC U-19 ODI World Cup in 2016.
Ishan Kishan could be a long-term captaincy option of Mumbai Indians after Rohit Sharma calls it quit from IPL.
3. Cameron Green
One of the biggest buys of the IPL 2023 auctions was Australian all-rounder Cameron Green.
He was bought by Mumbai Indians for a whopping price of Rs. 17.50 crores and was the second most expensive player in the auctions.
Green is a solid all-rounder and is bound to leave some sort of impact in the upcoming IPL 2023.
If he performs well, then he could well be groomed to be the next captain of Mumbai Indians.
Often we have seen in the past, all-rounders make for good captains!