Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has admitted that the five-time Indian Premier League champions had a “unexpected season” after finishing last in IPL 2022, but that “unity in the team” was the most important lesson as the team looks to return to winning ways next season.
The Mumbai Indians had their worst season in the IPL, winning only four league games and losing ten to finish 10th and last.
Gujarat Titans dominated the lucrative league in their maiden year, claiming the title with former Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya at the helm.
The Unity In The Team Is A Good Sign: Rohit Sharma
“It was an unexpected season but we do want to reflect on the learnings and the positives. It was great to see how the team stuck together and backed each other. Now it’s about how we look at the next season and how we prepare. We managed to end on a high and that was important for us. We are gonna come back stronger,” said Sharma, reviewing the IPL 2022 season.
“The unity in the team is a good sign. I didn’t see any of them give up. We stayed together as a family. They were trying their best in training and I am proud of that. The camaraderie in the team has been excellent. We had one goal and everyone was working towards it.
“Some of them are going to be gun players in the future. Them putting their hand up and giving their best was the most pleasing part of the season. They are mentally strong and have that hunger. A lot of them were playing for the first time so it was our job to make them feel comfortable. The support from the management is crucial here and I am glad to know we have that. They gave us the freedom and support and I can see a bright future for the team,” Sharma, whose captaincy has led Mumbai to five IPL victories, added.
The likes of Tilak Varma, and Dewald Brevis are expected to grow as players from next season onwards.
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