Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are undoubtedly the two heavyweights in the Indian Premier League. The two powerful teams share a healthy rivalry between each other. To put it in simple terms, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings fixture is the El-Clasico of IPL.
Mumbai Indians are the most successful franchise in the IPL. They won four titles since the inception of the world’s premier tournament. On the other hand, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings won three titles so far.
Chennai Super Kings have long been recognized as the most consistent team in the Indian Premier League.
The three-time IPL champions reached the tournament finals on eight occasions, which is more than any other team.
Epic rivalry between CSK and MI
CSK and MI played against each other 29 times in the IPL. Mumbai Indians hold a good winning record over CSK. Mumbai Indians won 18 games whereas Chennai Super Kings won 12 games. Both the teams shared a win each in the now-defunct Champions League T20.
Champions League T20 was scrapped out by the organizers due to poor viewership, lack of audience interest, unstable sponsorships. Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians won the competition two times.
Dwayne Bravo recalls CSK v MI rivalry
West Indies all-rounder Bravo flew back to his hometown after being ruled out of the ongoing Indian Premier League owing to an injury. Chennai Super Kings are playing the rest of the group stage fixtures without the services of Dwayne Bravo.
During the latest episode of Star Sports’ chat show, CSK and MI star players recalled the greatest moments that happened earlier. Speaking on the show, West Indies and CSK all-rounder Dwayne Bravo recalled the unforgettable incident between him and Kieron Pollard.
Dwayne Bravo recalled an incident from IPL 2013 season when Pollard messaged him on WhatsApp to pack his bags. “Pollard sent me a WhatsApp message saying, ‘Pack your bags. You are going home.’ And I was like ok, no problem.
CSK qualified and had to play Mumbai in the playoffs,” CSK all-rounder Dwayne Bravo recalled the incident. “And who was the person going home? Pollard. That’s why I gave him the send-off,” he further added.
CSK veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh backed out of the ongoing tournament in the UAE due to personal reasons. Harbhajan Singh also recalled that the IPL 2013 finals between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings were a fantastic fixture.
“The 2013 finals was a great game. It was a satisfying thing to beat CSK since they had beaten MI in the previous finals. The rivalry quotient had increased from then,” India’s veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh added.