MI loses 6th IPL match, haven’t won single match this season

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Five-time IPL winners Mumbai Indians have suffered their sixth straight loss in a row this season. The team hasn’t one even a single match this season. Other teams who have suffered the same fate earlier are Royal Challengers Bangalore (2019) and Delhi Daredevils (2013).

Facing newbie Lucknow Super Giants, MI were set a massive 200 to win after a sparkling century from KL Rahul. In reply, MI finished with 181/9 with LSG winning by 18 runs.

MI have become the seventh team in IPL history to lose six successive games. Apart from MI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Pune Warriors, Delhi Daredevils, Punjab Kings, Deccan Chargers and RCB are the other six to have suffered the ignominy of losing six games on the trot.

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MI captain Rohit Sharma took fill responsibility of the horror show.  “If I know what’s going wrong, I’d correct it but it’s not coming off. I’m trying to prepare myself in the way I prepare for every game, that is no different. It’s not coming off,” Rohit said after MI’s defeat.

“I take the full responsibility of not putting the team in the situation of what they expect from me. I back myself to go out there and enjoy the game and doing what I have been doing all these years. It’s important to keep looking forward. It’s not the end of the world, we have come back before and we will try and come back again,” he added.

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Rohit said MI are still trying to figure out their best eleven.

“We lost six games now, we are trying to understand what our right combination is, but it all depends on the opposition that we play. When you lose games it is very easy to point out that changes are being made but we try and go with our best XI,” he said.