IPL 2021: Most Viral Memes After Mumbai Indian's Disastrous Outing Against RCB
Mumbai Indians lost for the third time in a row in the ongoing IPL 2021 in the UAE, falling to Royal Challengers Bangalore by a huge 54 runs.
Mumbai Indians lost their third consecutive match in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in the UAE, falling to Royal Challengers Bangalore by a huge 54 runs to fall to seventh in the IPL points table. The reigning champions have played ten games thus far, winning four and losing six. Mumbai's net run rate has also plummeted, and it is now the league's second-worst (-0.551), trailing only SunRisers Hyderabad. Following the loss to RCB, fans rushed Twitter with memes mocking Rohit Sharma's team.
Somebody legit changed MI's scorecard to Mumbai Indians on Truecaller. ???????????? pic.twitter.com/RLe1qyu7In— Manya (@CSKian716) September 26, 2021
In the UAE leg of the IPL 2021, the Mumbai Indians are yet to win a game. MI's renowned batting line-up has battled mightily, while the bowlers, with the exception of Jasprit Bumrah, have also been below standard. MI got off to a flying start on Sunday, with Bumrah dismissing Devdutt Padikkal for a duck in the second over. With a steady partnership, Virat Kohli and KS Bharat kept the RCB ship afloat, while Glenn Maxwell anchored the attack.
Kohli went on to score another half-century, while Glenn Maxwell blasted 56 off 37 balls to help his team reach 165/6. With a 28-ball 43, captain Rohit Sharma made his imprint in the contest, sharing 57 runs for the first wicket with Quinton de Kock. However, once Rohit collapsed, the Mumbai Indians' season swiftly deteriorated. Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, and Hardik Pandya all scored in the single digits, with Harshal Patel being the RCB wrecker-in-chief.
In fact, besides Rohit and De Kock, no other MI player could get to double digits as the team was bowled out for a paltry 111 in 18.1 overs. MI next face Punjab Kings on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi.