Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma hoping for successful IPL season in 2017

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Mumbai, Dec 8: Cricketer and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday (Dec 7) 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 player, who missed the ongoing five-Test rubber against England, went through a surgery in London after sustaining a thigh injury during the ODI series against New Zealand earlier this year.

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma hoping for successful IPL season in 2017

"Firstly, when I was appointed as captain (of MI), it's is a huge honour to lead the side. We all know, their 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.

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.

"So 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 December 8 at 11 Diesel stores in the country.

PTI

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