Sachin Tendulkar presents Rohit Sharma a special jersey on his 200th game

Rohit Sharma was replaced as the captain of the Mumbai Indians ahead of the Indian Premier League 2024. When Hardik Pandya was made the new skipper, there was a huge uproar amongst the fans of the champion franchise. It was a hard decision to digest for Rohit fans in particular as he is touted as one of the best captains IPL has ever seen. However, amidst all the gung-ho, there is a silver lining as the fan favourite played his 200th IPL game for Mumbai Indians on Wednesday, March 27.

For a player who has been an active part of the league since its inception, the India opener has served the now-defunct Deccan Chargers franchise before joining the ranks of Mumbai Indians. He was instrumental as the captain and MI was a force to be reckoned with and won five championships down the years. He is only behind Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, who have played 239 and 222 matches respectively for their respective franchises. On his 200th game, Mumbai Indians icon and legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar presented the Hitman with a special MI jersey embossed with the 200 number.