Mumbai Indians Legend Presence Weighs Heavily

The defending champions Mumbai Indians have been performing pathetically in the ongoing 7th edition of the Indian Premier League. They are presently right at the bottom of the table with no point which has left the pundits absolutely surprised. If seen on paper, Mumbai has got some really talented players, but, they have not been able to pull it off on the ground at all.

Some pundits reckon that the presence of too many legends in the Mumbai Indians’ support staff is actually not helping the team.

Mumbai has got John Wright as the head coach, Jonty Rhodes as the fielding coach, Anil Kumble as mentor, Sachin Tendulkar as icon and Ricky Ponting as advisor. No other team in the tournament has got this many number of former greats as help.

According to the pundits, the more heads in the camp means the difference in opinion and that creates doubt.

The teams which are actually doing well in IPL 7 so far has got very few decision makers. For the Chennai Super Kings who are topping the table, it’s Stephen Fleming (the coach) ad MS Dhoni (the captain) who makes all the calls. Sanjay Bangar and George Bailey do the same for Kings XI Punjab which is at no. 2 in the table.

If Mumbai has to stay alive in the ongoing IPL, they will have to turn things around pretty quickly now. Nine of their games are remaining and they need to win at least 8 out of them which is an uphill task. They will next take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad tomorrow at the Wankhede Stadium which is their home ground. That will be their first match in the second leg of this year’s tournament.  The first leg was played in UAE.