IPL 2022 LIVE: Mumbai Indians are the most successful franchise in the history of the cash-rich Indian Premier League. Rohit Sharma and Co failed to execute their plans in the ongoing season.
The five-time IPL champions are currently languishing at the bottom of the points table. Having played 13 matches so far, they have won 3 games and lost 10 games, which is their worst-ever performance in the league.
In fact, Mumbai Indians came under fire for their signings in the mega IPL auction in Bengaluru. Many reckoned that the team didn’t rope in the right players. As a result, the team clearly collapsed altogether.
Mumbai Indians also faced yet another defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the recently-concluded encounter at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
They could have won the match but they let it slip away from their hands. In the end, Sunrisers Hyderabad won the game by a margin of 3 runs. Mumbai Indians have one more game to play in the league stage.
Rohit Sharma and Co will lock horns with Delhi Capitals on May 21 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Delhi Capitals are still alive in the playoffs race and it is a must-win game for them.
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IPL 2022 LIVE: Sunil Gavaskar feels Tilak Varma could be an all-format India batter
When all other batsmen failed to live up to their reputation this season for Mumbai Indians, Tilak Varma expressed his skills to a great extent.
The southpaw is also the leading run-scorer for Mumbai Indians this season. Moreover, he is also the 13th leading run-scorer in this season.
He played 13 games for the franchise where he scored 376 runs at an average of 37.60. Earlier, MI captain Rohit Sharma praised Tilak Varma and added that the southpaw could be an all-format player for India.
Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar also added that Tilak Varma could be an all-format India batter. “Rohit Sharma rightly mentioned that he (Tilak Varma) could be an all-format player for India.
“So now it’s up to him to work that little bit extra, get his fitness going, get a little tighter as far as the technique is concerned, and prove Rohit right,” Sunil Gavaskar was quoted as saying by the Indian Express.
“He’s got the basics right. Technically, he’s right. He gets right behind the line of the ball. He’s got a straight bat, and while defending on the front foot his bat is close to the pad. So, all his basics are right,” he added in a statement.
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