Mumbai Indians (MI), the defending champions, have played like a team in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. They have struggled in the batting order leading to defeat after defeat. They could miss the playoffs berth this year considering the display of their top batters.
Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag doesn’t want to see Mumbai lifting the trophy once again. The veteran wants to see a new champion in the league.
“I don’t want Mumbai Indians to reach the top this year, a new team should qualify and we should get a new champion. It could be Bangalore, Delhi, or Punjab,” Sehwag said while speaking on Cricbuzz.
Mumbai Indians is the most successful IPL team with five titles under its belt. Sehwag recalled that teams have done well when they were in a spot of bother.
“If Mumbai Indians win their remaining matches, I think they can easily make it to the playoffs because they will have 16 points if they win their remaining matches. But it will not be easy. Sometimes, you make mistakes when you are desperate to win, and those mistakes lead to your defeat.
“But looking at Mumbai’s history, it is that whenever they find themselves in a situation where they are currently are in IPL 2021, they have won the do-or-die games, qualified for the playoffs and they have even made it to the final. So, if we look at the historic aspect, yes, Mumbai Indians can do it again. But I don’t believe much in history,” Sehwag concluded.