Mumbai Indians lost eight matches on the trot in IPL 2022
Mumbai Indians’ (MI) losing streak in IPL 2022 continued as they went down against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). They lost by 36 runs on Sunday (April 24) at the Wankhede Stadium.
Rohit Sharma and Co. never looked in line to chase down the 169 runs set by the Super Giants, riding on skipper KL Rahul’s unbeaten century. Young Tilak Varma tried to steer the run chase with a valiant knock of 38 runs but lacked partners at the other end.
The Mumbai batters, who are down in confidence, succumbed to an outstanding display of bowling by the Lucknow franchise. With this defeat, Mumbai Indians have now lost eight matches on the trot. No team has ever lost their first eight matches in the history of the tournament.
Meanwhile, fans heavily trolled the franchise after another poor performance from the team.
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Mumbai Indians continue their losing streak
The five-time IPL champions never got going in the run chase. Skipper Rohit Sharma managed a few boundaries but Ishan Kishan’s underwhelming showing continued in IPL 2022.
He struggled to get his timing and got out in bizarre fashion trying to break the shackles and push hard at the ball. It all went downhill from there as Mumbai continued to lose wickets to reel at 67/4.
Tilak Varma, who has been performing consistently for Mumbai Indians this season, tried to put on a show but didn’t get any support from the other end. Kieron Pollard didn’t get going at all, putting additional pressure on the youngster.
The 19-year-old cricketer, who scored 38 off 27 balls, holed out to Ravi Bishnoi at mid-wicket in an attempt to shift gears. Mumbai managed only 22 runs in the final four overs as they fell short by 36 runs.
Rohit Sharma and Co. will play the Rajasthan Royals in their next game on Saturday (April 30) at the DY Patil Sports Academy.