We are a week into the Indian Premier League season, and it has been an exciting one with teams like Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians lighting it with up with dominating wins.
For the Chennai Super Kings fans, however, the start may not have been ideal with two losses in three games, but the tournament is still has a long way to go, and anything can happen in the weeks ahead.
But for the defending champions Mumbai Indians it has been a mixed bag with one loss and a win in their two matches so far.
— Monty Panesar (@MontyPanesar) September 27, 2020
They started their campaign for a record fifth title with a loss to the Chennai Super Kings. Having been put to bat first by the CSK, Mumbai Indians managed just 162, which the three-time champions chased without much of a difficulty.
Mumbai Indians had a resounding victory over KKR
However in their second performance against the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Rohit Sharma-led team came back hard and dominated the game from the start. The skipper led the way with a crafty 80 runs off 54 balls, and the others batted well around him to get to 195/5.
Their bowling then backed up the performance of the batsmen, and they had a moral-boosting 49 run win over the KKR, to take their head-to-head to 20-6.
On Sunday, on the occasion of World Tourism Day, the former Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar posted a photo of him looking visibly relaxed and sleeping on a hammock in a nice pretty garden and captioned it ‘Making a trip to Dreamland this #WorldTourismDay!’
Former England spinner Monty Panesar, who has in the past spoken about Sachin Tendulkar as an ‘idol cricketer’, and often said that the highlight of his career was to get the Mumbai batsman out for his first Test wicket, commented on Sachin’s post asking ‘Are you dreaming of Mumbai Indians to win this IPL. #IPL2020 #IPLinUAE #MumbaiIndians’
Sachin Tendulkar, the famous boy from Mumbai, played for the Mumbai Indians in the first six seasons of the IPL, before retiring from cricket in 2013.