Five-time champions Mumbai Indians have become the first team to be eliminated from the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. MI is the most successful team in the tournament’s history, and since the matches were happening in Mumbai and Pune, most fans thought the Mumbai-based franchise would dominate the season.
However, the inconsistent performances of the big names coupled with injuries and questionable decisions from the team management led to Mumbai Indians losing eight matches on a trot. They snapped their losing streak recently with a win over the Rajasthan Royals. In fact, they are on a two-match winning streak right now, but since RR defeated Punjab Kings today afternoon, MI is eliminated.
Practically, they were out of the race after losing eight consecutive matches. However, there was a mathematical chance, which also became zero today with the Jaipur-based franchise’s victory. Now, even if the Mumbai Indians win all matches, there is no mathematical possibility of the team finishing in the Top 4.
Even the Mumbai Indians players had an idea about this when they played against the Gujarat Titans yesterday. Here’s what last match’s hero Daniel Sam’s said in an interview with the host broadcasters last night:
Fans on Twitter react as Mumbai Indians are officially eliminated from IPL 2022 playoffs race
Quite a few fans on Twitter reacted to the news of Mumbai being officially eliminated from the race to the IPL 2022 playoffs. Here are some of the top reactions:
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— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 7, 2022
— Rohit.Bishnoi (@The_kafir_boy_2) May 7, 2022Advertisement
Next sala cup namde🚶♂️Advertisement
— Pranav Ro45… (@PranavTnr45) May 7, 2022
2 years in a row now?
— Correct me if I am wrong (@CorrectmeifIam1) May 7, 2022Advertisement
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— Tanush Handa (@tanushhanda_) May 7, 2022
M̶i̶s̶s̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶I̶P̶L̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶2̶ ❌
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— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) May 7, 2022
We're the first team to get knocked out of this IPL. Need first position in IPL 2023 @mipaltan
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) May 7, 2022Advertisement
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— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) May 7, 2022
Khatham tata bye bye @mipaltan
— half baked director (@SVinayTweets) May 7, 2022Advertisement
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— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) May 7, 2022