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Mumbai Indians will miss Harbhajan Singh in IPL 2018: Rohit Sharma

While Mumbai Indians didn't bid for Harbhajan at the auctions, captain Rohit Sharma said that the veteran off-spinner will be missed.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: March 26, 2018 21:16 IST ]
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A file photograph of Harbhajan Singh and Rohit Sharma

India's veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who spent an entire decade of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Mumbai Indians, will be playing for a new franchise Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2018, starting April 7. While Mumbai Indians didn't bid for Harbhajan at the auctions, captain Rohit Sharma said that the veteran off-spinner will be missed.

"We will miss Harbhajan. His experience has been immense and he has been a great asset for our team. We will definitely miss him," Rohit said.

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma feels that Mitchell McLenaghan will be an "asset" for the franchise in the upcoming 11th edition of Indian Premier League.

"He (McClenaghan) is a great asset and he has been a performer for us. Due to some mishap during the IPL auction, we were not able to get him. But now we have got him and we are very excited to have him back. He has been a great performer for us," Rohit told mediapersons at a promotional event.

"We have had success whenever he has performed for us and it will be good to have him back. We know his capability with the ball and I hope he repeats the same performances what he has done for us in the past," he added.

The skipper said that he is very excited about the new season.

"We are very excited. We have some new faces and I am looking forward to meeting all of them. I would like to continue from where we left last season but to do that there are a lot of things we need to do as a team. Firstly, we need to get know each other as there are a lot of new faces in the squad, and then we see. That's how we plan every season and we do that every season," he added.

(With PTI inputs)

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