Mumbai: Mumbai Indians become the first team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 to be knocked out of the tournament playoffs.
Rohit Sharma led team is officially out of the race on Saturday after Punjab Kings were beaten by Rajasthan Royals in Match 52 of the season by 6 wickets.
Mumbai Indians were eliminated from the race for the playoffs despite winning on Friday against Gujarat Titans in a last-over thriller.
MI are at the last spot of the IPL 2022 points table, with just 4 points from 10 matches. The maximum MI can get to from hereon is 12 points but it seems the team that finishes at the 4th spot will have a minimum of 14 points.
Rajasthan Royals, with their commanding win over Punjab Kings on Saturday, took their tally to 14 points from 11 matches and consolidated their 3rd place with 2 more points than 4th-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Mumbai Indians have traditionally been slow starters but the five-time champions left, it too late this year.
MI had an awful run in the Indian Premier League 2022 as they faced 8 defeats in a row before finally winning a game in the tournament in the 9th game. Victory over Rajasthan Royals last time out was their first win at the ninth time of asking but it’s done little to lift spirits.