Mumbai Indians (MI) owner –Nita Ambani has expressed her disappointment on Monday after losing veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the 11th season of the IPL 2018.
After retaining the services of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Hardik Pandya during the player retention. MI had 2 RTMs, yet they did not use it for the Indian veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh who played for the franchise for 10 long years, and represented them in 136 matches and picked up 127 wickets. He will now be seen wearing yellow in the IPL and playing once again under MS Dhoni's leadership.
Mrs. Ambani told the Telegraph after IPL auction on 27 and 28 January, “I wouldn’t say I’m disappointed that we didn’t get X or Y. However, we won’t be having Bhajji (Harbhajan Singh), so that’s a disappointment. Happy and exhausted… That would be my reaction.”
Earlier, Harbhajan had said about the possibility of representing MI in this season of the IPL, “They called me and spoke to me about their ongoing plans. They are like family and have to accept the decision. Whatever they are doing, they are doing it for the best of their team and whatever they are looking to do. I am not disappointed. I am always like this. Whoever takes me I will give my 100 percent.”
Here is complete Mumbai Indians Squad:
Rohit Sharma (Retained for 15 crores), Hardik Pandya (Retained for 11 crores), Jasprit Bumrah (Retained for 7 crores), Kieron Pollard (RTM for 5.4 crores), Mustafizur Rahman (2.2 crores), Pat Cummins (5.4 crores), Surya Kumar Yadav (3.2 crores), Krunal Pandya (RTM for 8.8 crores), Rahul Chahar (1.9 crores), Saurabh Tiwary (80 lakhs), Evin Lewis (3.8 crores), Jason Behrendorff (1.5 crores), JP Duminy (1 crores), Tajinder Dhillon (55 lakhs), Sharad Lumba (20 lakhs), Siddhesh Lad (20 lakhs), Aditya Tare (20 lakhs), Mayank Markande (20 lakhs), Akila Dhananjaya (50 lakhs), Anukul Roy (20 lakhs), Mohsin Khan (20 lakhs)