So the Indian Premier League's 9th season starts today and the first match is between the defending champions Mumbai Indians and the MS Dhoni led brand new franchisee Rising Pune Supergiants. 

But this time, it's Rohit Sharma who will go into the match as captain of the favourites. 

Source: b'Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma with coach Ricky Ponting | Source: PTI'

Here's a lowdown on Mumbai Indians, and why you should support them.

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Source: b'Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel and Harbhajan Singh | Source: PTI'
Source: b'Nathu Singh | Source: BCCI'

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