IPL 2022: The turmoil for the most successful team of the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians, continues this season, as they have suffered the sixth consecutive defeat, losing the recent match versus Lucknow Super Giants on 16th April. Rohit Sharma and co kick-started their IPL 2022 journey with a defeat versus the Delhi Capitals (DC) and continued to suffer in the next five matches.
MI, the five-time IPL winners, have always been in the play-offs or in the finals since Rohit took over. However, they failed to do so in IPL 2021 trying all in their power but ending at the fifth position on the points table with seven wins out of 14 contested. Their campaign in the ongoing season is even more dismal than before, and the skipper takes full credit for it.
He told the media after MI vs LSG encounter that he is yet to understand the best team combination. Rohit regrets missing out on the past mates, whom the franchise could not retain since the policy allowed retaining only four players and releasing the rest.
"We lost six games now. We are trying to understand what our right combination is, but it all depends on the opposition that we play. When you lose games it is very easy to point out that changes are being made but we try and go with our best XI,” he added.
“I take the full responsibility for not putting the team in the situation of what they expect from me. I back myself to go out there and enjoy the game and do what I have been doing all these years. It’s important to keep looking forward. It’s not the end of the world, we have come back before and we will try and come back again,”
It must be noted Sharma has lately been appointed as the Indian Cricket Team's captain in all three formats taking over Virat Kohli's position. Many feel the MI's downfall is due to the extended responsibilities.