Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, who was retained by the franchise ahead of the mega auction in IPL 2022, said it was "heart-breaking" not to be able to hold on to their entire core group of cricketers.
Record five-time Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians had some of the toughest calls to make in the retentions on Tuesday.
IPL retention: In a bit of a surprise Chennai Super Kings retained all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for a price of Rs 16 crore, which was higher than that of current captainMahendra Singh Dhoni, who was retained by the four-time champions for Rs 12 crore.
Indian Premier League Retentions: As per the BCCI guidelines, the old eight franchises can retain not more than three Indian (capped/uncapped) and a maximum of two overseas players. Teams also cannot keep more than two uncapped players.
The clock is ticking for the eight existing Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises as the deadline to name the players retained by them ahead of the mega auction before IPL 2022 nears.
Virat Kohli on Tuesday shared a couple of pictures from his practice session at The CCI in Mumbai where he got a surprise visit from a "cool" visitor.
Rohit Sharma has now hit 50 sixes as a captain in T20Is and has taken only 533 balls to reach the milestone, which is the quickest for any captain in this format.
India vs New Zealand: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly rang the "famous" bell ahead of the start of the third T20I between India and New Zealand at the Eden Gardens Stadium on Sunday.
IND vs NZ: Ish Sodhi showed great reflexes to take a brilliant one-handed return catch to dismiss India skipper Rohit Sharma in the third and final T20I on Sunday.
Ravichandran Ashwin is "always an attacking option" in the middle overs of a T20I match when a team needs wickets, India captain Rohit Sharma said of the seasoned off-spinner.