Irfan Pathan says “The other franchises need to learn from the Mumbai Indians” in IPL 2021. Pathan believes the other IPL franchises. That they can learn from the Mumbai Indians. On how to put together a formidable unit. The MI has won the Indian Premier League title on five events. They were the two-time defending champions coming into this season. In any case, they failed to qualify for the playoffs in IPL 2021 season. During a discussion on Star Sports, Pathan indicates in glowing terms about the Mumbai Indians. They have meticulous planning in building a team.
“Their scouting is best among all the franchises. The other franchises need to learn from the Mumbai Indians how to build a team. No other franchise does as many mock auctions as the Mumbai Indians. They choose players who no one has heard about. They go into a lot of detail,” Irfan Pathan said.
“No one knew the left-arm bowler from South Africa, Marco Jansen, but they had aimed to get him. If someone aimed to get Hardik Pandya, it was the Mumbai Indians when not many people knew about him, we are talking about 2013. You can talk about Rahul Chahar. They play a punt on young batters and bowlers, give them the confidence and make them big players. And they get to win after that,” Pathan added.
Moreover, previously mentioned players, Jasprit Bumrah is another example of a player. He has grown by leaps and bounds after being onboarded by the Mumbai Indians. However, Aakash Chopra pointed out that the Mumbai Indians have contributed the most players to Team India’s World Cup squad.
“If you take this team, there is Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah. The eleven which were playing had five Indian players and Rahul Chahar was sitting out. So six players from this team are part of India’s T20 World Cup team,” Aakash Chopra said.