new Delhi. In the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Mumbai Indians, who had claimed to win their 5th title, have suffered a shock by losing to the Chennai Super Kings in the first match. But this is not the first time, when the team led by Rohit Sharma has made a very bad start in the league, rather it is said that starting the IPL campaign with the defeat in the match has become the team’s pastime. So far, 9 times out of 13 seasons, Mumbai team has started their campaign with defeat.
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Losing their first match continuously since 2013
The Mumbai Indians had a poor start to the league in IPL-2013, when they were defeated by Royal Challangers Banglore by 2 runs. Since then, Mumbai has lost 8 consecutive opening matches. In the IPL-2014, the Kolkata Knight Riders were defeated by 41 runs and by 7 wickets in the IPL-2015.
Rising Pune SuperJiants had defeated Mumbai by 9 wickets in IPL-2016 and 7 wickets in 2017. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings defeated by 1 wicket in IPL-2018 and Delhi Capitals by 37 runs in IPL-2019. Now in IPL-2020 too, Chennai Super Kings have not let Mumbai’s record break by beating by 5 wickets.
Live four times from 2009 to 2012
It is not that Mumbai Indians have lost their first matches, but they also started with four consecutive years of winning from IPL-2009 to 2012. In the first season of IPL-2008, Mumbai was beaten by RCB by 5 wickets. But in the IPL-2009, Mumbai defeated Chennai Super Kings by 19 runs and then won the Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs in IPL-2010. In IPL-2011, Mumbai won by 8 wickets against Delhi Daredevils and in IPL-2012, they beat Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets.
All matches have been lost in UAE so far
UAE stadiums are not lucky for Mumbai Indians. They have lost in all 6 matches played here by opposition teams. Mumbai had lost all their 5 matches played here in IPL-2014 before losing in the league’s opening match on Saturday night.