New Delhi: Mumbai Indians (MI), which has won the most five-time titles in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022), have been eliminated from the race for the playoffs of the 15th season of the league, as the team suffered an eighth consecutive loss this season. has suffered. This is the first time in the history of IPL, when a team has to face defeat in the first eight matches. Five-time IPL winners Mumbai Indians suffered a crushing defeat by 36 runs at the hands of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Sunday. Lucknow restricted Mumbai Indians to 132 for eight after captain Lokesh Rahul's unbeaten 103 came from the bowlers' best performance. MI captain Rohit Sharma looked very angry after this defeat. He said that no batsman is ready to take the responsibility.
Rohit said after the match that, 'We bowled well and stopped Lucknow on a low score. But, we could not bat well. We didn't build partnerships and played some bad shots, which included me. It was not just one match, we didn't bat well throughout the tournament. We didn't play responsibly and none of the batsmen seemed ready to take the responsibility of batting till the end. This team of ours is new and the role of the players is also new here. We tried to come up with a good team combination, but things didn't go in our favor.
If we talk about the match, then Lucknow captain Rahul completed his second century in the current season with 12 fours and four sixes in his 62-ball innings. His last century (103 not out in 60 balls) also came against Mumbai on 16 April. This match was also won by Lucknow team by 18 runs. Rahul scored his fourth century of IPL career by hitting a six against Meredith in the last over. Kieron Pollard took two wickets for just eight runs in two overs for Mumbai. Riley Meredith also got two wickets, while Jasprit Bumrah and Daniel Sams took one wicket each.