We all know that the Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in the Indian Premier League. With a strong squad and a solid track record in the IPL, they have been recognized as a good team over the years. While joining a successful team may give you an edge, it does not guarantee your performance will be as good as theirs. The same has been the case with the following players. The following is a list of the top 5 talented players who failed to live up to their potential at Mumbai Indians.
1. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting is a name well-known to cricket fans all over the world. The legendary Australian cricketer has excellent stats. Which are among the best of any era. However, his stint at the Mumbai Indians is definitely a forgettable one. He only managed to score 52 runs in five innings at an average of 10.40 and a below-par strike rate of 69.33. It was therefore no surprise that Ponting eventually dropped himself from the team. He named Rohit Sharma as captain instead. Which turned out to be too good for the franchise as the latter went on to win 5 league titles.
2. Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo is among the greatest T20 all-rounders of all time. He has been part of two T20 World Cup triumphs with the West Indies. He has also been part of CSK’s title-winning teams but his time at Mumbai Indians was truly below-par by his standards. The former West Indian captain failed to perform in blue jersey and only managed to clinch 26 wickets and 457 runs, which is far from his finest.
3. Andrew Symonds
Whenever we talk about prolific batters before the era of T20. Late Andrew Symonds is a name that has to be mentioned with his destructive batting style. He made his IPL debut as a Deccan Chargers player and contributed to the team’s title victory in 2009. Later, he was signed by the Mumbai Indians, but his stats declined. He failed to impress the fans and scored only 135 runs at a strike rate of 98.
4. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh is a legendary Indian player who has played for several teams in the Indian Premier League. He has an impressive IPL record where he scored 2750 runs at an average of 25 and a decent strike rate of 130. However, in his last season as an active player, he joined Mumbai Indians where he only managed to score 98 runs in 4 matches. After his poor form, he was omitted from the playing XI, and he had to be dropped.
5. Michael Hussey
Another legendary Australian who made his mark everywhere he played apart from the Mumbai Indians. He was one of the most consistent batters for Australia in all three formats. He even had an impressive IPL record playing for CSK, but for Mumbai Indians. It can be said he failed miserably. In the season after Hussey won his orange cap with CSK, he was signed by MI. With a strike rate of 115 and an average of 23, he only managed to score 209 runs on the pitch.
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