Fans in India are enthusiastic about cricket. Time and again, they have expressed their love for the game and the players. They are equally passionate and enthusiastic about the Indian Premier League (IPL). IPL is a tournament that has brought players of different nationalities together. The league has always been a huge hit among cricket lovers. The IPL is in its tenth year and so is the Mumbai Indians team.
Since the first season of IPL, Mumbai Indians has been one of the most popular teams. A subsidiary of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited, India Win Sports Private Limited is the owner of the team.
Celebrating ten years of Mumbai Indians
A part of the tournament since the very beginning, Mumbai Indians is playing its tenth season this year. To commemorate the feat, the Ambanis celebrated the decade-long journey of the team at their residence. All the past and present members of the franchise were invited for the celebration. The ceremony was pegged as ‘MI10 Igniting Passion for 10 Years’.
Mukesh and Nita Ambani congratulated the iconic players of the team. Mumbai Indians is the only team in the IPL to have three players associated with it since the inception. The Ambanis felicitated Sachin Tendulkar, Lasith Malinga, and Harbhajan Singh for their undying contribution to the team. Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh are still a part of the playing squad while Sachin Tendulkar became a mentor of the team post his retirement.
On the occasion, the Mumbai Indians team unveiled a memorabilia book. The book captured the decade-long journey of the team with exciting anecdotes, fun interviews, and valuable comments from the members of the franchise. All the team members along with the Ambanis were very excited on the occasion.
Nita Ambani’s role in building Mumbai Indians as a brand
Nita Ambani is a prominent face of the Mumbai Indians team. She has been completely dedicated to building the team. She is an ardent sports lover and thus commitment to the team comes naturally to her.
Mukesh Ambani congratulated his wife for leading the team for ten glorious years. He said that the Reliance family is proud of its company and its achievements but, his wife has built Mumbai Indians as a brand that is even bigger than Reliance. It is her passion and determination that has carved a big name for Mumbai Indians.
Nita Ambani’s contribution to the team
With her optimistic attitude and lively spirit, Nita Ambani has motivated and inspired her team all along. She has helped it overcome varied challenges. She has been a confidence booster. From team planning to forming strategies, Mrs. Ambani has always been closely involved with the team. She never misses out on the chance to cheer for her team during any match.
Mrs. Ambani has played a major role in the development of the team. She has helped it emerge as earn a two-time winner in the IPL. Her inputs, energy, and support have enabled the team to bag a number of achievements.
Nita Ambani’s views on the journey
Nita Ambani describes her journey with Mumbai Indians as magical and memorable. She said that the last ten years are filled with emotions that have impacted her life greatly. She further stated that she will never trade this decade for anything in the world.
Mrs. Ambani termed her journey with Mumbai Indians as one of the most beautiful ones. She said that the ten years were full of amazing memories, new friendships, bonding, and prayers. She considers ten as an auspicious number. Sachin Tendulkar’s jersey number is also ten and she believes that the cricketing legend is an inseparable part of the team and will stand with it forever.
Mrs. Ambani credited Mumbai Indians’ first winning title to the team’s former mentor Anil Kumble. She also appreciated the efforts of Rohit Sharma, Ricky Ponting, Zaheer Khan, and Shaun Pollock over the years. She further stated that Harbhajan Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, and Lasith Malinga are the three pillars of the Mumbai Indians team.
Nita Ambani revealed that Mumbai Indians stepped into her life silently and unexpectedly. Her husband challenged her to take up the role, which she felt she was unqualified and unprepared for. She said that Mumbai Indians has now become an integral part of her life. She thanked Mukesh Ambani for believing in her.
Nita Ambani has proudly passed the baton of the Mumbai Indians team to her son, Akash Ambani. She believes that her son will take the team to newer heights with his passion and expertise.