Rohit Sharma Calls Mumbai Indians “One Family” After Their 5th IPL Title Win. Mumbai Indians took to Twitter to share a glimpse of Rohit Sharma’s dressing room talk after their fifth IPL title win. Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians to their fifth IPL title on Tuesday.

Highlights

  • Mumbai Indians outclassed Delhi Capitals to clinch 5th IPL title
  • Rohit Sharma top-scored with a knock of 68 off 51 balls in the final
  • After the win, Rohit called Mumbai Indians “one family”

Mumbai Indians became only the second Indian Premier League franchise after Chennai Super Kings to win back-to-back titles on Tuesday with a five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in Dubai. The five-time IPL champions took to Twitter to share a video in which their captain Rohit Sharma can be seen giving a speech to the squad inside the dressing room, thanking everyone for their contribution throughout the season. Rohit also called the Mumbai Indians squad “one family”. “From the #MI dressing room: @ImRo45 talks to the boys after our fifth @IPL triumph #OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #MIChampion5 #Believe,” the video was captioned.

Amazon Prime Video forays into live sports in India Amazon Prime Video announced its arrival in the cricket streaming field in India after it inked a six-year deal with New Zealand Cricket.

Amazon Prime Video on Tuesday announced its arrival in the cricket streaming field in India after it inked a six-year deal with New Zealand Cricket. Offering challenge to dominance of Sony and Walt Disney-owned Star network in the cricket streaming and telecast space, Amazon Prime Video said it has purchased the India territory rights for NZC through the 2025-26 season.

As per the deal, Amazon Prime Video will be carrying live coverage of all Black Caps and White Ferns internationals across all three formats – ODI, T20 and Tests — starting from late 2021.

“We are excited to add India’s most loved game — cricket, to our content selection for our Prime Video customers, and we are thrilled to work with NZC on this endeavour,” Amazon Prime Video Director and Country General Manager, Gaurav Gandhi, said in a statement. “They have a strong, passionate and much-loved cricket team, and the cricketing rivalry between the two countries has been fantastic. We are happy to make this collaboration with NZC our first live sport offering in India, and are confident our Prime members will be delighted with this initiative”

IPL 2021 Player Auctions : The Board of Cricket Control of India has communicated to the franchises that decision about the Mega-Auctions (Full fledged player auctions) will be taken by December. 

In 4 months from now, the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) will have to conduct the 14th edition of the IPL. The biggest decision which BCCI has to take for IPL 2021 is whether to conduct full fledged player auctions for IPL 2021 or let the teams continue with the existing squads. According to the sources in BCCI, the board has now informed the teams that they will be take decisions by the 2nd week of Dec on the way forward.Time constraints are there but the full auction will be in the interest of everyone. IPL Governing Council will formally decide on this in next 3-4 weeks and communicate to everyone concerned”, said the BCCI source. 

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