Mumbai Indians (MI) are one of the finest teams going around franchise cricket in the world. They are the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and with record five titles to their name. One of their main highlights of them has been how they scout young players and turn them into superstars by backing them and giving them enough confidence.
3 masterstrokes from Mumbai Indians that changed their fate in IPL history
Mumbai Indians are rated very highly as a team in the world of cricket. Over the years they have played some staggering brand of cricket and have won 5 tiles in the IPL along with 2 champions league titles as well. However, a few decisions turned everything over for him. In this piece, we take a look at 3 masterstrokes from Mumbai Indians that changed their fate in IPL history
Ishan Kishan said "I have seen Rohit Bhai giving confidence to youngsters & bring the best out of them, he always says that *I believe in you* and when bowlers are under pressure, he says *Don't take any pressure, just bowl & enjoy, we will score for you*". [JioCinema] pic.twitter.com/YiZ91Q7XJNAdvertisement
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Making Rohit Sharma captain in 2013
One of the biggest master strokes that changed the fortunes of Mumbai Indians in the IPL was when they handed Rohit Sharma the leadership in the mid-season during 2013. He left a mark in the very first season as skipper after he led the team to title victory. Since then he hasn’t looked back and has made Mumbai Indians the most successful in the league. He led Mumbai Indians to the title record five times, winning in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020. Apart from these, the batter has guided the team to the two champions league title as well. Not only with the captaincy but he has led from the front as well as he has scored truckloads of runs for the side and is among the leading run-scorer in the league.
Promoting Suryakumar Yadav in the top order
Another masterstroke from Mumbai Indians that changed their fate in IPL history was promoting Suryakumar Yadav at the top of the order. The batter was part of the team in the early years but he went to KKR. However, he was again back for Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2018 and one thing they did was to promote him. Ahead of that season, Suryakumar Yadav batted lower down the order but Mumbai Indians made him to open and he repaid their faith by smashing runs consistently for them. He’s one of the leading batters in the T20s going across the world.
Suryakumar Yadav said "When I returned to Mumbai Indians in 2018, it feels like I returned back to my family, they trusted me a lot, given the opportunity to bat up the order and it was a big turning point". [JioCinema] pic.twitter.com/wrte9cGyFz
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Picking Jasprit Bumrah in the IPL 2013
One of the greatest masterstrokes from Mumbai Indians that changed their fate in IPL history was signing Jasprit Bumrah in the IPL 2013. They backed him a lot and the fast bowler turned out to be best for them both at the powerplay as well as at the death. Bumrah has won many games for them since he was with the team and it’s because of that MI have won so many titles and are successful in the league.