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“The Problems Have Increased For The Mumbai Indians” – Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra on Babar Azam

Former India cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra has said that the Mumbai Indians (MI) are in trouble considering their qualification for the IPL 2021 playoffs. The Mumbai Indians have lost by 20 runs against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the first match of the second phase of IPL 2021 as well.

Mumbai has eight points from eight matches and they need to start winning matches so that they could reach the playoffs. While reviewing the match in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra opened up that the Mumbai Indians’ problems have got slightly compounded now

“The problems have increased a little for the Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma was not there, Hardik Pandya was not there. I mean what is happening? I have become a little disappointed in these COVID times, the information does not come from anywhere. You don’t come to know why someone’s name is not there, who is fit and available,” Aakash Chopra said. 

The veteran has also questioned the lack of proper updates from the Mumbai Indians camp regarding Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya as they both didn’t feature in the game.

“No one told why Rohit was not there. They were saying there is some niggle in the leg which happened in the fourth Test match and has not yet healed. No one knows what is the problem with Hardik Pandya. It was heard that he is batting but not bowling, and batting very well. But then he didn’t turn up,” he added. 

“Mumbai Indians need to return to action soon” – Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra again shared that the Mumbai Indians will not qualify for the knockout stages unless they both return in action soon.

“They have four wins and as many losses in eight matches. They need to win four out of the remaining six, you can qualify with three as well. But it is not going to happen without Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya’s availability because neither Ishan Kishan nor Surykumar Yadav has scored runs this season.”

“If your main players are not scoring runs, it is absolutely mandatory for Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya to come. If that does not happen, Mumbai might struggle to qualify, they can get stuck,” Aakash Chopra concluded.

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