Mumbai Indians all-rounder Tim David has opened up about his experience of playing with the five-time champions in the 15th edition of Indian Premier League. The 25-year-old revealed that MI skipper Rohit Sharma and team management have been very supportive.
David was bagged by the franchise at a cost of INR 8.25 crore during the IPL 2022 mega auction. To note, David became the first cricketer from Singapore to feature in the IPL, as he represented Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2021.
He has been a fun captain: David on skipper Rohit Sharma
“He has been a fun captain. I’ve only played two games with him, so just getting used to playing with him. Getting used to playing with lots of guys in the team, but we’ll find our feet and start playing better as a team as the tournament goes on. But it’s been good fun so far. (The advice) has been just about how to be able to find my skills best in the game and to help the team,” David said during an interaction with Mumbai Indians.
“Mahela [Jayawardene] has been good. Again the same, just about preparing to play in Indian conditions. Learning that comes up in the IPL with different players, and how my skills can be best suited to play in games,” he added.
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Talking about David’s numbers in T20, he has scored 429 runs at an average of 47.67 with an excellent strike rate of
157.72. The batter has represented several franchises including Perth Scorchers, Hobart Hurricanes, Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, and Southern Brave, in different leagues around the world.
To note, David has both Singapore and Australian citizenship. However, the 25-year-old currently plays international cricket for Singapore. David is an all-rounder who is known for his hitting abilities apart from some part-time bowling as well.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians will take on two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. The match will be played on April 6 (Wednesday).