New Delhi: Before the start of IPL 2021, it was being claimed that Mumbai Indians would once again be a big contender for the title, but the 5-time champions could not even reach the playoffs in the current season. Missed out.
5 players became ‘guilty’ of defeat
After the last league match of IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma admitted that his team collectively failed. Let’s have a look at those 5 players who became the ‘criminals’ of this team.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma also failed personally, his bat remained silent on most of the occasions. The ‘Hitman’ scored 381 runs in 13 matches at an average of 29.30 at a strike rate of 127.42, but he scored just one fifty. Many times he could not give a good start to his team as an opener, due to which MI had to bear the brunt.
2- Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya is considered to be the top all-rounder of Mumbai Indians, but he could not show his flair with both bat and ball. Talking about batting, he scored 127 runs at an average of 14.11 and strike rate of 113.39. At the same time, he did not bowl a single ball this season.
3- Krunal Pandya
Hardik Pandya’s elder brother Krunal Pandya is also considered to be the best all-rounder, but he too could not prove to be a match winner for Mumbai Indians. Talking about batting, he scored 143 runs in 13 matches at an average of 14.30 and strike rate of 116.26. He was also a flop in terms of bowling, taking just 5 wickets at an average of 53.00 and an economy rate of 7.98.
4- Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard has been associated with Mumbai Indians for a long time, but this time he could not show amazing on most occasions. Talking about batting, he scored 245 runs in 14 matches at an average of 30.62 and strike rate of 148.48. In bowling, he took just 5 wickets at an average of 19.00 and an economy rate of 7.21.
5- Rahul Chahar
Mumbai had high hopes from Rahul Chahar, but this bowler took only 13 wickets in 11 matches at an average of 24.46 and an economy rate of 7.39. This performance of Rahul has also increased the tension of Virat Kohli as this young bowler has also been included in Team India for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.