IPL 2021: A fan terms MI as ‘Ambani Indians’; Mitchell McClenaghan responds
Neesham made his debut for MI in the game against CSK on Saturday in New Delhi.
Updated - May 1, 2021 9:58 pm
Mumbai Indians (MI) is the most successful team in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). After Rohit Sharma was appointed as their skipper midway in the 2013 edition, the team’s fortunes have turned around.
In the last eight seasons, MI have won five times and are being as the best team in the history of the T20 championship if not across all T20 leagues around the globe. In the meantime, one of the fans tried to troll the five-time champions, calling it ‘Ambani Indians’.
MI are being owned by Reliance Industries Limited, Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani. After the fan mocked them, James Neesham, who’s a part of MI, jumped in with a mouth shutting reply. The New Zealand all-rounder replied to the supporter and wrote “yup they own the team.”
Here’s Neesham’s reply
🤔 yup they own the team 🤷♂️ https://t.co/J0GcYchTzf
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) May 1, 2021
Brian Lara worried for MI
MI have had a bit of a stutter in the ongoing edition of the tournament. They started with a loss against the Royal Challengers Bangalore and are hanging in the middle of the points table. Before their games at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara expressed concerns over their form.
He also wanted Quinton de Kock to be dropped for Chris Lynn, who only played the game against RCB. However, the former went on to grab the Player of the Match award against the Rajasthan Royals with an unbeaten 50-ball 70.
“Sometimes you need to be very careful, you are leaving Chennai, you go to give everybody a chance because everyone struggled in Chennai.
“Even you could have got rid of Quinton de Kock, Chris Lynn scored runs but you will not and try him again. I would have gone with Ishan Kishan just once more and see how his form is. On his day he is a match-winner,” Lara was quoted as saying.
“I mean, it’s such a tournament that it’s so hard to say. I think the teams that are winning, like RCB, will go to every venue with confidence. I think teams without confidence will see venues as a problem, they would see pitches as a problem. I’m worried about Mumbai Indians,” he added.