IPL 2022: Teams are no longer afraid of Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, says Ravi Shastri

Written by Toshi Pawar

Former India coach Ravi Shastri said that Mumbai Indians and defending champions Chennai Super Kings have lost their aura, after they lost their fourth game in a row in IPL 2022.

Mumbai Indians are the most decorated team of the Indian Premier League, lifting the trophy five times, while Chennai Super Kings have won it 4 times. Both teams are still looking to get their first set of points in the tournament this season as they sit at the bottom of the IPL 2022 table.

While speaking to the broadcasters, Ravi Shastri said that both MI and CSK have been outplayed by the opposition. Due to a good auction for a lot of teams, they’re no longer afraid of the duo.

“What’s disappointing from both those teams is that they’ve been outplayed, you know by a couple of teams. I’ve kept saying it one week into the IPL, that intimidatory factor that was there with Chennai and Mumbai, no longer it’s there, no team is afraid of them. Their aura. No one is afraid of them because of the spread out in the auction.”

“They’ve got their back to the wall, they have to step up to the plate. It’s no point telling the other guys this is the way you should play, you should be doing that job. And it’s not gonna be easy. If you lose 4 on the trot, you mentioned 10 left, not easy at all.”

Ravi Shastri said that MI and CSK have lost their intimidatory factor, now they do not have that aura they once had. Other teams have the belief that they can beat them.

“Other teams believe they can beat them. They don’t look at the name Chennai Super Kings or Mumbai Indians. They’ll go and play the game, they’ll believe they can beat that opposition. As opposed to yes, the years have gone by where they had that aura, that presence, that would intimidate sides. So even if the side had a chance, somehow or the other they would panic, just when they had to cross the finishing line. But this IPL, you won’t see that.”

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