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Rohit hoping for successful IPL season next year

December 07, 2016 19:17 IST

Rohit Sharma and wife Ritika arrive at the launch event of the Diesel-Mumbai Indians collaboration in Mumbai on Wednesday

IMAGE: Rohit Sharma and wife Ritika arrive at the launch event of the Diesel-Mumbai Indians collaboration in Mumbai on Wednesday. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

Indian cricketer and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, on Wednesday, said he enjoys challenges and responsibilities and is hopeful that the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season will be successful for the franchise.

The Mumbai Indians’ player, who missed the ongoing five-Test rubber against England, underwent a surgery in London after sustaining a thigh injury during the ODI series against New Zealand earlier this year.

"Firstly, when I was appointed as captain (of MI), it's is a huge honour to lead the side. We all know, there lies so much responsibility. When the captaincy came along, I was ready and prepared for it and also I feel captaincy is not just done by one person, it takes help of lot of people. I got support of my players, my support staff as well and we cannot forget, the support from owners as well, they showed a lot of faith in me, giving me the responsibility, but I always enjoy challenges and responsibility," said Rohit.

MI owner Nita Ambani and Renzo Rosso, Founder, Diesel and Rohit Sharma click a selfie at the event on Wednesday

IMAGE: Rohit Sharma clicks a selfie with Mumbai Indians' owner Nita Ambani (centre) and Founder of the Diesel brand Renzo Rosso on Wednesday. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

Sharma was speaking after Mumbai Indians, which has collaborated with Diesel, launched a limited edition collection for cricket fans. MI owner Nita Ambani and Renzo Rosso, Founder, Diesel were present on the occasion.

"I always look forward to it whenever I get an opportunity. In the last four years, when I was the captain, we have done pretty well and I look forward for another successful season which will be starting next year," said the stylish right-handed batsman.

This is the first global partnership between an IPL team and a global brand. The two have come together to create an exclusive range of off-field merchandise comprising denims, polos, t-shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, shirts and accessories like suspenders and caps, a media release said, adding this edition will be available from tomorrow at 11 Diesel stores in the country.

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