The second half of IPL 2021 hasn’t gone so well for the defending champions Mumbai Indians so far. Mumbai have suffered a crushing defeat in both their matches. Rohit Sharma did not play in the first match but he played in the second match but the luck of the team remained the same.
New Delhi, Online Desk. The current champion team of IPL is Mumbai Indians, where the team captained by Rohit Sharma won the IPL 2020 title by defeating Delhi Capitals on the Dubai ground. At the same time, on these grounds, Mumbai’s team seems to be weakening in the second half of IPL 2021. Rohit Sharma did make a comeback, but he could not get the team to win. At the same time, all-rounder Hardik Pandya is still running out of the team. Although his comeback is said to be possible in the next match, it will be interesting to see if he can get Mumbai Indians back in the tournament. At the same time, captain Rohit Sharma said on the 7-wicket defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders that we did not bat well in the second half of our innings, due to which the team had to bear the brunt. He also admitted that the bowling was also not good in this match.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said after the match, “We went wrong in some areas. We had a good start, but in the second part we were not able to convert our starts into big scores. That’s a good pitch to bat on. We didn’t do well with the ball. Things like that happen, but we have to do better in the next game. The basic rule of cricket is to get your starts on big scores. We lost wickets at frequent intervals and Didn’t play small partnerships. It’s been two matches and we have to work on it. It’s not easy for the new batsmen to hit the ball. Yes, we didn’t bat well, didn’t bowl well, but we will go next We will get better in the match. The points table is always on your mind. We have come back in this league in the past and will continue to do so.”
For your information, let us tell you that Mumbai Indians have played their 9 matches so far in IPL 2021 and have won only 4 matches. Mumbai still has 5 matches to play. If the team wins four out of the remaining five matches, it will easily reach the playoffs, but if it loses two matches, then the team will have to rely on the results of the other teams. Captain Rohit Sharma absolutely would not want the team to get caught in this dilemma. The next match is Mumbai Indians against Rajasthan Royals on 25 September.