IPL 2021: Mumbai, captained by Rohit Sharma, finished fifth in the IPL points table.© BCCI/IPL
Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma shared a heartfelt message on social media for his teammates after the disappointment Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 Season. MI ended their campaign with a thumping win against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their final group stage match but failed to qualify for the playoffs. After 14 matches, MI were ranked fifth, behind fourth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on net run-rate. Rohit was seen encouraging his MI teammates and said that the season was “full of learning”.
Rohit expressed his disappointment through a post on Instagram. He wrote: “A season full of ups and downs. A season full of learning. But these 14 matches will not take away the glory this incredible group has achieved in the last 2-3 seasons. Every player who donates blue and gold, pride Played with. Every player who came in gave his best. And that’s what makes us the team we are – one family! @mumbaiindians.”
Five-time IPL champions, MI failed to defend their crown this season. They won seven matches and had a net run-rate of +0.116 against KKR’s net run-rate of +0.587.
Delhi Capitals (DC), Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and KKR occupied the top four spots in the IPL points table and will fight for a place in the final.
The first qualifier will be played between DC and CSK at the Dubai International Stadium on October 10 and then RCB against KKR the next day.
The winner of the DC-CSK game will advance to the final, the side losing that game will take on the winner of the RCB-KKR match for second place in the title match.
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