IPL 2022: MI Always Does Wonders During The Back End Of The Tournament - Shoaib Akhtar Backs Rohit Sharma And Co. To Come Back Strongly

Updated - 06 Apr 2022, 06:20 PM

Shoaib Akhtar, Virat Kohli
Shoaib Akhtar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar insisted that Mumbai Indians (MI) are slow starters but they always manage to come back from a bad start and fight hard. As of now, MI has lost its first two matches in the IPL 2022 season.

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Against Delhi Capitals (DC), their bowlers had a rough day while their batters failed to come to the party against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the second game. Nevertheless, they are slow to get off the blocks but will make a turnaround, as per Akhtar.

MI always does wonders during the back end of the tournament. So, it is too early to say anything now. It takes time for them to gather momentum. They have picked up momentum midway through the tournament or towards the end of it.”

Mumbai Indians (MI). Image: BCCI

At some stages, it has appeared that they are out of the tournament altogether, but have gone on to turn things around and win it as well. They have a lot of money, I think they will do something in the end to justify it,” Akhtar said.

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Mumbai Indians have been successful in scouting young Indian talent and grooming them well for the Indian national team. Jasprit Bumrah is a prime example and Ishan Kishan is another player who can make a difference.

The management of MI is very loyal. Once they rope you in and you are associated with them, and unless you don’t fall in trouble, then they are fully invested in you. This is a very good thing for the franchise. Their team is also loyal, the players who have done well here, have gone on to play for India.

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Mumbai Indians (Credits: BCCI)

Take Ishan Kishan for instance, if you want the full commitment of a youngster, money can be a useful thing. With the 30-40 crore earnings in a year from the national team, IPL and sponsorships, only an idiot would not focus or not train well for that kind of money. This is an era of professionalism, if you are paid money, you have to show commitment,” he added.

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