Mumbai Indians won their fifth IPL title by beating Delhi capitals in the IPL 2020 final. Rohit Sharma won his fifth IPL title as MI captain. It was also his sixth title overall, with him winning one with Deccan Chargers in 2009. Meanwhile, former Indian batsman Sanjay Manjrekar said that he has found Mumbai Indians’ key to success. He also likened the team to have the domination like the Australian team of early 2000.
”Mumbai Indians are now looking a bit like how Australia did in the late 1990s and in the 2000s on the international stage, in a different league from the rest. Australia won three World Cups on the trot in that period, MI have won the IPL four times in the last six years,” Sanjay Manjrekar said in his column for Hindustan Times.
What Makes Mumbai Indians Tick? Sanjay Manjrekar Answers
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Manjrekar spoke about what makes the team click. He said that Mumbai focus on the IPL auction and trade winning half the battle at the auction table.
”What makes MI tick? I have realised that winning the IPL is dependent first and foremost on your performance off the field, before the tournament starts, in the auction and player trade offs, where MI have become real masters,” he added.
Manjrekar also hailed Rohit Sharma’s captaincy as one of the reasons behind Mumbai’s consistent success in the IPL. He also credited the team’s selfless approach to committing towards their goal of winning the IPL title.
”Captaincy is another key element in T20s and MI have got this one right too. What’s not obviously seen is the selfless approach to everything they do on the ground, the captain leading by example in this regard,” he explained.
After Rohit Sharma’s success with Mumbai Indians, he is also earning the favor of being appointed as the skipper of India’s ODI and t20I sides to give Virat Kohli some ‘rest’.