Already considered the world’s richest and most successful Twenty20 cricket team Mumbai Indians Now the Indians will try to underline their position by claiming their first back-to-back title in the Premier League. Led by senior Indian batsman Rohit Sharma and owned by Nita Ambani – the wife of India’s richest man, Reliance Industries billionaire Mukesh Ambani – Mumbai has won four IPL titles. So far, they have been unable to win the match by winning the world’s most attractive T20 league twice in 2010 and 2011 Chennai Super Kings matches.
But Mumbai, which opened the coronovirus-delayed IPL season against the Super Kings in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, entered the tournament as the bookies’ favorite for the fifth trophy.
Mumbai’s financial dominance is formidable. Ambani, who bought the franchise for more than US $ 100 million in 2008, has been ranked by Forbes as the owner of the world’s second-richest sports team, behind Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft chief executive, the Los Angeles Clippers Is the owner of
According to an Economic Times estimate, the Indian people are worth US $ 115 million, the highest among the eight IPL franchises.
The team also has an impeccable pedigree. Their founding captain was now retired. Sachin Tendulkar, A record-breaking batsman worshiped by Indian fans. Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is another former captain.
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But it was only when Sharma was appointed as captain in 2013 that Ponting stepped down due to a loss of form that led the team to give up once again.
The 33-year-old star batsman, for example, has scored 3,728 runs since joining Mumbai in 2011 and captaining the team in the IPL Trophy in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.
Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene is the coach, while West Indies big hitter Kirron Pollard and India’s fast Jasprit Bumrah are in the squad.
Australian pacer Nathan Culper Nile, who was part of the Indians’ first title win in 2013, made a comeback this season after being quoted for $ 1.12 million at the December auction.
“It is good to return to the world’s most successful T20 franchise,” said Coulter-Nile.
“Obviously the team I was in was absolutely great. Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Rohit Sharma.
“And to see this team now is to develop those great players again. Rohit Sharma is a great in himself. Bumrah, the world’s best death bowler.”
However, fast bowler Lasith Malinga suffered a loss earlier this month when the experienced Sri Lankan was ruled out of the tournament with his family.
But despite IPL’s highest wicket-taker Malinga scoring 170 runs in 122 matches, Mumbai’s fans still hope that his team will come home with the trophy.
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