Rohit Sharma the captain of team Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has come up with a heartfelt message for the fans after the defending champions were unable to make it into the playoffs stage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Notably, Mumbai Indians (MI) is the most successful franchise in the history of the tournament as they have won the championship 5 times ( in 2013,2015,2017,2019 and 2020).
However, the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians failed to qualify for playoffs in 2021 because of a poor net run rate as both Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) won 7 games and had 14 points but due to an excellent net run-rate, Knight Riders were able to qualify.
Heading into their last group stage game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Rohit Sharma and co. needed to win the game by the margin of 170+ runs to overtake the run rate of KKR. In the match, batters showed aggressive intent and MI won the game in a dominating manner but were unable to win the game by the required margin.
A Season Full Of Ups, Downs & Learnings – Rohit Sharma
Meanwhile, the skipper Rohit Sharma posted a video collage on his official Twitter handle and captioned the post :
“A season full of ups, downs & learnings. But these 14 matches won’t take away the glory this incredible group achieved over the last 2-3 seasons. Every player who don the blue & gold played with pride & gave his best. And that’s what makes us the team we are! ONE FAMILY.”
A season full of ups, downs & learnings. But these 14 matches won’t take away the glory this incredible group achieved over the last 2-3 seasons. Every player who don the blue & gold played with pride & gave his best. And that’s what makes us the team we are! ONE FAMILY @mipaltan pic.twitter.com/bcylQ2dSMY
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) October 9, 2021
In the knockouts stage, Delhi Capitals (DC) will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Qualifier 1 at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will go head-to-head with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Eliminator at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on October 11.
The winner of the eliminator round will next face the loser of Qualifier 1 on October 13 in Sharjah and then the winner of Qualifier 2 will qualify for the final which will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on October 15.