Luck did favour the brave Mumbai Indians today when they won the toss, a prerequisite to keeping their playoff hopes alive; but sadly, things didn't end the way the team would have hoped to.
Going into the match Mumbai Indians knew they needed to win by 170 runs, which naturally means they had to bat first.
With one box ticked, the responsibility of this all-important victory fell on the shoulders of batsmen, and two of them really shined through. Ishan Kishan's blistering 84 and Suryakumar Yadav's outstanding 82, made sure they were still in the tournament while prepping to defend the total. However, that dream was shattered soon.
24 ball fifty for Suryakumar Yadav, he is back, what a knock.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 8, 2021
Mumbai Indians needed to wrap Sunrisers Hyderabad's innings for 65 runs or less. Which didn't happened and so one has to say goodbye to the defending champions.
With a smile, though, because they fought and fought really well.
Jason Roy is off to a quick start and Mumbai Indians' slim qualification hopes are now fading quick - 47/0 after four overs.#MI need to keep #SRH to 65 or less to progress. https://t.co/bvCY5gcGbB | #MIvSRH | #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/ehewORxImm— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 8, 2021
Here are some reactions to Mumbai Indians' ouster from the tournament.
Love you through thick & thin 💙 We’ll comeback & rule for sure https://t.co/b8mRUZ38Zd— Sabarish ARR (@MeSabarish7) October 8, 2021
Doesn't matter whether we are qualifying or not.— Santhosh (@SanthoshNanban) October 8, 2021
Current @mipaltan (2019-21) will remain the greatest ever T20 team.
See the intent. Attitude. Determination.
Even #MI can't recreate a team like this in future .
Thank you once again for registering highest ever score in UAE. pic.twitter.com/47e5suaXZh
We are not in the playoffs but in this last game we have shown the strength of our side.— Sahil Roopchandani (@Sahil142245) October 8, 2021
Wonderful 3-4 years for mi, buliding a side like this is not easy.@mipaltan
No.1 Captain Rohit Sharma in ipl
No.1 Team is Mumbai Indians.
Now big auction for next year#MIvSRH #MIPaltan pic.twitter.com/lTtTNhL2fO
Some days out there on the field are simply tough. It's the nature of the game. But you know, they end. Hoping to see the brilliant Mumbai Indians going at it again next year.