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Five-time champions Mumbai Indians are 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 as the matches took place 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 team management decisions resulted in Mumbai Indians losing eight races at the trot. They recently broke their losing streak with a win over the Rajasthan Royals. In fact they are now on a two match winning streak but since RR defeated Punjab Kings today, MI has been knocked out.
Practically, they were out of the race after losing eight consecutive games. However, there was a mathematical chance, which also went to zero today with the victory of the Jaipur-based franchise. Now, even if the Mumbai Indians win all matches, there is no mathematical possibility that the team will finish 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 the final game hero Daniel Sam’s said in an interview with 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 that Mumbai has been officially eliminated from the race to the IPL 2022 play-offs. Here are some of the key reactions:
Official: Mumbai Indians from IPL 2022 in the group stage.
— John. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 7, 2022
— Rohit.Bishnoi (@The_kafir_boy_2) May 7, 2022
Next sala cup namde🚶♂️
— Pranav Ro45… (@PranavTnr45) May 7, 2022
Now 2 years in a row?
— Correct me if I’m wrong (@CorrectmeifIam1) May 7, 2022
It is official. https://t.co/lFCP1OqNtT
— Tanush Handa (@tanushhanda_) May 7, 2022
M̶i̶s̶s̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶I̶P̶L̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶2̶ ❌
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— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) May 7, 2022
We are the first team to be knocked out of this IPL. First position needed in IPL 2023 @mipaltan
— RATNISH (@LoyalSachinFan) May 7, 2022
Mumbai Indians officially out of IPL 2022. pic.twitter.com/BK9ytSoq8N
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) May 7, 2022
Khatham tata bye bye @mipaltan
— half-baked director (@SVinayTweets) May 7, 2022
Mumbai Indians are the first team to be eliminated from this IPL 2022.
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) May 7, 2022