Mumbai Indians would have been hoping to hit the ground running in IPL 2022. But it has been a disastrous start for Rohit Sharma and his team, having lost all their three matches so far this season.
Their latest loss to Kolkata Knight Riders means MI are among three teams - defending champions Chennai Super Kings and SunRisers Hyderabad being the others -not to open their account in IPL 2022.
Following the loss to KKR, where Pat Cummins showed his prowess with the bat, captain Rohit Sharma was seen giving a passionate speech to his teammates in the dressing room.
"We seriously cannot be blaming individuals here. It's all of us. We win together, we lose together. That is as simple as that for me," Rohit said in a video posted on MI Twitter handle.
Rohit added- "I think slight desperation is required from each one of us. That desperation is very, very, very important when we play, especially in this tournament.
We need to stay ahead of them. We just need to stay on top of them and the only way we can do that is by having that slight hunger and that desperation on the field - with the bat, with the ball."
Rohit told his teammates that there was no need to panic just yet and it was still early days in the tournament.
IPL 2022: Trends, popularity