The most successful franchise in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Mumbai Indians (MI), have been eliminated out of IPL 2021 after failing to overtake KKR’s Net Run Rate in the game against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH). Notably, Mumbai Indians had walked in this game knowing the fact that they needed to win the toss and bat first and win the game by a margin of 171 runs to qualify for the IPL 2021 playoffs.
Mumbai Indians Eliminated Out Of IPL 2021
When the teams went to their dugouts at the halfway mark, Mumbai were supposed to dismiss the entire SRH unit at 64 runs or below. However, a fiesty start from Jason Roy and Abhishek Sharma meant there was only one way for Mumbai to walk and that was to walk out of the tournament without a berth in the playoff spot.