I love this team: Rohit Sharma pens heartfelt note after MI slip to 8th straight loss

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma penned a heartfelt note on Monday, a day after the 5-time champions slipped to their 8th successive defeat in IPL 2022, extending their unwanted record for the worst-ever start in the history of the T20 tournament.

Mumbai Indians slipped to a 36-run defeat to Lucknow Super Giants in a must-win fixture, getting restricted to 132 for 8, chasing a total of 169. Much was expected from Rohit Sharma’s men as they had returned to their home ground – the Wankhede Stadium but MI put up an ordinary show in front of their fans.

Rohit Sharma showed signs of a return to form after having had a horror run in the new season with the bat but he was not able to convert his start into a match-winning knock. After doing the heavy lifting in the powerplay alongside Ishan Kishan, who struggled to put bat to ball, Rohit fell for 39 from 31 balls.

“We haven’t put our best foot forward in this tournament but that happens, many sporting giants have gone through this phase but I love this team and its environment. Also want to appreciate our well-wishers who’ve shown faith and undying loyalty to this team so far,” Rohit Sharma said in a social media post on Monday.

Mumbai Indians responded to the post, saying: “Stronger Together”.

Rohit looked dejected as nothing went MI’s way on their much-anticipated homecoming. The Mumbai Indians skipper’s own form has been a cause for concern as the India captain has managed just 153 runs at an average of less than 20 in 8 matches.


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