Mumbai Indians are used to miracles, jailbreaks and heists. They have often looked down and out only to make a Bollywoodish comeback and seal their progress. Having just won two of their first eight games, Rohit Sharma’s side now has the chance to seal another fairytale late entry into the top four.
Going into the final day of the playoffs, MI needed a few results to go their way. On Saturday (May 19), RCB losing to RR made Mumbai Indians’ chances all the more straightforward. Now all that’s left for them is to win against bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils and make the fourth spot their own.
But going by Delhi Daredevils position on the table might just be the wrong indicator. Delhi may have won just four games this IPL and are some distance away from the rest of the pack, but they have shown that they are far from a team that can be written off. It was underlined on Friday when they handed Chennai Super Kings a thumping loss in Delhi. They could just play the perfect anti-hero, from Mumbai’s perspective, and dump Rohit Sharma’s side out of the competition.