Get ready for the blue wave at the Wankhede Stadium. Rohit Sharma and his men are loved and followed in this part of the world. Sachin Tendulkar may have retired five years back but chants of ‘Sachin… Sachin’ are a part of this ground. Ahead of the Indian T20 League opener against Chennai, Rohit and his teammates spoke about their fortress — Wankhede Stadium.

Rohit said it’s the X-factor of the ground that wows him, whereas, Krunal Pandya believes it’s one of the noisiest crowds in the world. Jasprit Bumrah too hails the atmosphere. In a video titled ‘Wankhede Experience’, Mumbai players Rohit, Krunal, Bumrah and Hardik Pandya spoke about the ground.

Video of Rohit and his teammates hail their fortress

Mumbai and Chennai after enjoyed fierce rivalry over the years. Mumbai will take on Chennai in the tournament opener at Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. Both are two of the most successful teams in the league. While Mumbai has three titles to their name, Chennai have two and have been runners-up four times. Head-to-head, Mumbai enjoys a 13-4 lead against the yellow brigade, which will be led by MS Dhoni.