Mumbai Indians‘ captain Rohit Sharma has an emotional message for his team after ending a disappointing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. Quoting his team as “One Family”, the Indian skipper said that this season was full of ups, downs and learning for his otherwise most successful franchise.

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The five-time IPL winners, Mumbai Indians could not reach the playoffs after it failed to stop Sunrisers Hyderabad at 65 in Match 55 in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

After the defeat, Sharma on Instagram shared a message for his Mumbai Indians family.

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“A season full of ups and downs. A season full of learnings. But these 14 matches won’t take away the glory this incredible group achieved over the last 2-3 seasons. Every player who don the blue & gold, played with pride. Every player who walked in gave his best. And that’s what makes us the team we are – ONE FAMILY,” Sharma wrote with a picture of his team attached alongside the post. 

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Mumbai Indians, which is hailed as the most successful franchise of the Indian Premier League with 5 winning titles to its credits, concluded their 2021 IPL second leg campaign with a thumping win against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their final group stage match but failed to qualify for the playoffs.

The team won seven matches and had a net run rate of +0.116 against KKR’s net run rate of +0.587 this season of the Indian Premier League.

After MI’s
elimination, Delhi Capitals (DC), Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Royal
Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and KKR took over the top four spots in the IPL
points table and will battle it out to win the finals title.

Capitals (DC)and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play the first qualifier on
October 10 at the Dubai International Stadium. That will be followed by Royal
Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders the following day.

winner of the first qualifier game will reach the final, with the losing side
from that game taking on the winner of the RCB-KKR match for the other spot in
the title clash.