Mumbai Indians thumped their victory in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) beating Delhi Capitals in the summit clash. With this, they have now won the illustrious title five times – the most by any franchises. In the wake of it, former India opener Aakash Chopra has stated that the current Mumbai Indians squad can beat Team India in a three-match T20 series.
The Rohit Sharma-led side entered the tournament as the best in the competition. And rightly, they defended the title in the UAE. In a video posted on his official Facebook page, Chopra hailed the power-packed middle-order of the Mumbai Indians which consists of Kieron Pollard and the Pandya brothers- Hardik and Krunal.
“The Mumbai Indians have so much depth that the opposition drowns in that. If you talk about batting, they have Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya after Kieron Pollard. They hit so much that stopping them becomes impossible.” Aakash Chopra said.
Mumbai Indians can beat Team India – Aakash Chopra
Adding further, Aakash Chopra added that Mumbai Indians have incredible bench strength. All-rounder Jayant Yadav, who came off the bench in place of Rahul Chahar made valuable contributions in the final and helped Mumbai restrict Delhi Capitals to a small total.
The cricketer-turned-commentator further hailed Mumbai as the best franchise team in the world besides adding that of the trio of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya play for them against the rest of the Indian team, then they will beat them as well.
“This team does not have any deficiency. There is no doubt that the Mumbai Indians is the best franchise team in the world, but if they play a three-match T20 series against the Indian team where the Mumbai Indians players will play for them, i.e. Rohit Sharma, Bumrah and Hardik Pandya, I feel they will defeat Team India as well.” Aakash Chopra said.