Rohit Sharma’s team is structurally strong
Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings to reclaim the IPl title for the fourth time. They have become the only team to win IPL title four times. Rohit Sharma has become the most successful captain winning all the four titles for his team in his leadership.
Mumbai has a captain who knows how to win
There must be something very good about the structure of the Mumbai Indians team as they have won 4 titles in the last 7 years. Mumbai have always had a strong team since the inception of IPL but they were not able to win the title till 2013. When Rohit Sharma was bought at Rs 9.2 crore in 2011 auction by Mumbai, people were surprised to see him going for this amount. At this time Sharma was struggling to score runs for Indian team cement his place in the national team. We hadn’t seen the 200-manufacturer Rohit by then. Neeta Ambani and other members of the Mumbai team entrusted him which is paying off now.
Rohit is third in list of most wins as a captain in IPL
Since the Indian Vice-captain took over from Sachin Tendulkar, MI have done exceptionally well in IPL matches. Rohit took over in 2013 and won the title in his first year of captainship. He has captained MI in 104 matches, winning 60 and losing 42 from it at an impressive winning percentage at 58.65. He is sitting at third number in the list of most wins as a captain. MS Dhoni tops the list with 104 wins in 174 matches and Gambhir at 71 wins in 129 matches.
Lethal bowling attack is Mumbai’s strength
Other than the captain Mumbai Indians has always been bowling heavy team. Lasith Malinga who is with the team since 2009 is the leading wicket-taker in IPL and one of the most lethal bowlers in deaths. If Malinga is the former Yorker king then Jasprit Bumrah is the current Yorker king. Harbhajan Singh has served MI for 10 years since he is gone Talent scout of MI have done good work finding Mayank Markande and Rahul Chahar.
World class all-rounders provide the perfect balance
Mumbai has three top all-rounders in the team who gives them great balance in the middle order. Keiron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya are not just explosive batsmen but also wicket takers. Every match MI wins, any of these surely has a good amount of contribution in the win.
In a Netflix documentary series, we saw how much hard work coach and other support staff put in for their franchise. The owners don’t intervene much in the planning and tactics.
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