Kevin Pietersen says “If they are to retain their crown, they must be on it from ball one” in the Indian Premier League. Kevin Pietersen has informed the Mumbai Indians of the prospect. Their slow start to get into a rhythm. The Indian Premier League champions and five-time winner have gained a reputation for beginning with an inferior record. It is before gathering serious momentum midway through in the business end of the competition.
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Kevin Pietersen felt that since this is a fresh start midway through the competition. Also, the franchise cannot afford to lose their first couple of games. The ensuing difficulty will be a hard one to get out of when all the other franchises. It will be making a surge for the playoffs as well.
“They tend to lose their first few games and then come good towards the end of the tournament. Well, we’re already towards the end of the tournament now,” Pietersen said.
“Mumbai can’t afford to lose three or four games before they start playing because there’s so little time to play catch-up. If they are to retain their crown, they must be on it from ball one. Clearly, with the talent they have in their side, they are capable of doing it,” he also said.
MI and CSK
Mumbai Indians and Chennai have compared records in the UAE. They will face off against each other to kick start the second leg. In the Indian Premier League competition in Dubai on September 19.
He spoke about Chennai Super Kings’ chances in the second leg of the IPL. Kevin Pietersen admitted that he was taken by surprise with their performance in India. While he believes it could take time for senior members of the squad to settle. So Pietersen still backed them to win the title if they do so in time.