Mumbai Indians, the defending IPL champions and two-time winners of the Champions League (2011 & 2013), have retained Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Rayudu as per the IPL’s new retention rules for the season 2014.
Mrs. Nita Ambani said, “The formidable combination of these five players – Rohit, Pollard, Malinga, Bhajji and Rayudu - forms the nucleus of Mumbai Indians. They have exemplified the spirit of Mumbai Indians and are match-winners in their own right. With the retention of the core players, Mumbai Indians look forward to build a stronger, well-knit team and share the joy of an enthralling and entertaining performance with its ever-growing fans in the coming season.”
Mumbai Indians have had phenomenal success over the last four years, both on and off the field, emerging as one of the most successful and followed teams. As a favorite sports team, Mumbai Indians is closely followed by 4.2 million fans across the globe. Brand Mumbai Indians was ranked No.1 cricket club in India and 146th among the 250 best sports brand in the world (BrandFinance pls, UK 2012). In the Social Media space, Mumbai Indians featured among the top ten most followed Indian brands (INCITE 2012 by Nielsen & McKinsey).
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