Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting batting together for MI in IPL 2013 one of my best memories, says Rohit Sharma

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Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma was looking back at his time at the franchise and said that watching the two greats in the form of Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting bat together for the team was one of his favourite memories

Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar played together for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2013

Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar played together for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2013. (Courtesy of BCCI)

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As MI became the first team to play 200 IPL matches, skipper Rohit Sharma went down memory laneRohit Sharma is the most successful IPL captain with 4 titles to his nameHe became the MI captain for the first time in 2013 when Ricky Ponting stepped down mid-way

Mumbai Indians on Saturday became the first franchise to play 200 matches in the history of the Indian Premier League. They achieved this feat when they came out to play against the Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium.

The four-time IPL champions are the most successful teams in the history of the league. In terms of the number of matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore comes in second a little behind at 193 matches.

After the comfortable 9 wicket win over the Delhi Capitals on Saturday, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma took to Twitter to look back at some of his best memories at the franchise.

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He listed watching two greats of the game, India’s Sachin Tendulkar and Australia’s Ricky Ponting together at the franchise as one of his best memories. The two greats played the IPL 2013 season together for the Mumbai Indians.

“Another big and an important memory that I personally have is of watching Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting go to bat together. It was an unreal scene to watch them bat together.

“All these years we had only watched them bat against each other, but to watch them bat together for one team was a great experience,” Rohit Sharma said.

The IPL 2013 was also the season when Rohit Sharma was brought on as the skipper of the Mumbai Indians for the first time, to replace Ricky Ponting in mid-season and went on to win the maiden title for the team. He then went on to win three more titles with the team as the skipper in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

In the video posted on the official Twitter handle of Mumbai Indians, Sharma also spoke about other special memories related to the team, highlighting some brilliant fielding performances by Kieron Pollard and the wicket-taking abilities of MI veteran Lasith Malinga, who missed IPL 2019 due to ‘personal reasons’.

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