MI vs RCB in IPL 2021: Five-time IPL winners Mumbai Indians (MI) are once again ready to begin their hunt for the IPL trophy when they lock horns against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2021 opener tonight in MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai.
Interestingly, in the last eight years, the Mumbai franchise and Rohit Sharma have however failed to get off to a winning start, a jinx that Rohit has failed to find an answer to. Can Mumbai Indians change the course of history tonight?
Earlier today, the Rohit Sharma-led squad finished their final training session and the players are leaving no stones unturned as they eye to script history.
It's that time of the year again! 🔥
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 9, 2021
IPL 2021, MI vs RCB: Mumbai Indians final training session before RCB match, can they change history?
Rohit Sharma is hailed as the most successful skipper in IPL history. And why not. He is the only captain to win five IPL titles. It will now be his eighth year as Mumbai Indians skipper when the defending champions take on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the season opener on April 9. In these eight-long years, he has transformed MI into a formidable force. The armour has been nearly uncrackable with each passing year.
Rohit was handed over the reins in 2013 after then MI captain Ricky Ponting stepped down mid-way due to inconsistent performance. Since than Rohit has been hailed as one of the most inspirations leader in IPL – but a leader whose team starts little slow.
- In 8 IPL Seasons – Under Rohit, Mumbai Indians has never won an opening match.
- In 2020 MS Dhoni’s CSK defeated MI by 5 Wickets
- In last 8 years, DC, CSK, KKR, RCB, RPS – all have won the opening matches against Mumbai Indians.