IPL champions Mumbai Indians enlist Guyanese Rutherford
Four-time IPL champions, Mumbai Indians, have successfully completed a player transfer, releasing Mayank Markande to Delhi Capitals and enlisting the hard-hitting West Indies and Guyana all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford.
The belligerent 20-year old will be another player who exemplifies MI’s ‘spot them young and watch them grow’ approach towards team-building.
Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani said: “We wish Mayank the very best for his future. He is a brilliant talent and we were fortunate to have spotted and nurtured him early. It is a difficult decision for us, but we are releasing him for better cricketing prospects and know that he is on the cusp of emerging as yet another shining star of Indian cricket. He will always be a part of the Mumbai Indians family.”
An optimistic Ambani added, “I am excited to welcome the talented Sherfane into our family. He has impressed us with his all-round skills and match-winning attitude. His exploits across the world at such an early stage of his career have been impressive and we believe he finds his home at MI.” (Mumbai Indians)