Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. Image: BCCI/IPL

Mumbai Indians ace speedster Jasprit Bumrah on Saturday admitted that the team is disappointed with their abysmal performance in the IPL 2022. The five-time IPL champions lost to KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants by 18 runs at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

With this loss, Mumbai observed an unprecedented record of losing six matches on the trot in IPL 2022. Their worst record was five straight defeats in the IPL 2014 in UAE. KL Rahul’s magnificent century guided LSG to a creditable 199/4 in the first innings. MI could manage to put up 181/9 in their lacklustre fightback led by Dewald Brevis’ 13-ball 31.

MI vs LSG: Nobody from outside can see the hard work we put in: Jasprit Bumrah

Bumrah said they haven’t performed well and the points table is a piece of substantial evidence for it. The Mumbai Indians pacer stressed overall improvement in their game to bounce back in the IPL 2022.

“Life has not ended, the sun is going to rise again. This is only a game of cricket, someone has to win and someone has to lose. We have not lost everything in life, just lost a cricket game. That’s the spirit that is there in our team,” Bumrah said in the post-match press conference. 

Bumrah KL Rahul
Bumrah and KL Rahul. Image: IPL/BCCI

“Nobody is disappointed as we are. Nobody from outside can see the hard work we put in. There is luck here and there. It is the way it is, we are not shying away. We were not good enough and the table (points table) is not lying. In the rest of the games, we will give our best shot and try to come out better,” he added. 

I am ready to bowl in any situation: Jasprit Bumrah 

Bumrah was introduced to bowl the fourth over and then was called back to bowl his remaining overs in the second half of the innings. The opposition batters have cracked the code to play against MI’s bowling attack, which is to safely negate Bumrah’s four overs and go after the other bowlers. Bumrah said he is willing to bowl under any circumstances and promised to examine the bowling plans for the coming matches.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. Image: IPL/BCCI

“I am ready to bowl in any situation. I will do exactly what gives the best balance to the team. I am ready to take up the role that is in the team’s interest. We will analyse if I should start with the new ball. Personally, I am very happy with my own rhythm,” Bumrah said. 

Mumbai Indians will next face arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings on April 21 at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai.

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