3 Pakistan Super League (PSL) stars you might not know were once a part of Mumbai Indians
Despite proving their credentials especially in the T20 leagues across the globe, these players couldn’t make much of an impact during their stay at Mumbai Indians.
Published - Mar 21, 2020 11:04 am | Updated - Mar 21, 2020 11:06 am
Mumbai Indians are the most successful franchise in the history of IPL having won four titles so far. They have been sensational ever since Rohit Sharma took over the reins in season six. ‘Hitman’ who was handed the captaincy midseason during 2013 IPL has transformed the franchise as one of the powerhouses of IPL and a force to reckon with. Several legendary domestic, as well as overseas cricketers such as Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ricky Ponting, Sanath Jayasuriya and Shaun Pollock, have donned the famous MI ‘Blue’ jersey over the years.
But there are players who have had forgettable stints with the four-time winners in the IPL. Despite proving their credentials especially in the T20 leagues across the globe, these players couldn’t make much of an impact during their stay at Mumbai Indians. In fact, many of you might not be knowing the fact that they have once been a part of the Mumbai Indians squad.
On that note, let us look at three top Pakistan Super League (PSL) stars you might not know were once a part of Mumbai Indians in the IPL:
1. Luke Ronchi
Ronchi is currently the sixth highest run-getter in the history of PSL having amassed 1020 runs in 31 matches at a strike-rate of 166.12. The 38-year-old not just emerged as the highest run-getter in his debut season with 435 runs to his name but was also adjudged the Player of the Tournament as was one of the vital cogs in Islamabad United’s title win back in 2018.
He continued his impressive run with the willow in the following edition as well, having finished with 319 runs. This year, he once again topped the batting charts for Islamabad having scored 266 runs in eight innings. Unfortunately, the two-time winners finished last among six teams with seven points in season five having managed just three wins in ten matches.
Not many would be knowing that Ronchi who played International Cricket for both Australia and New Zealand was a part of the Mumbai Indians during the first two editions of the IPL. The vastly experienced wicketkeeper-batsman who played five matches across those two seasons for Mumbai managed 34 runs. Unfortunately, he hasn’t featured in the IPL since then.