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Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya backed his team and said that they would fight back after his side faced three consecutive defeats in the IPL 2024. The five-time champions haven’t been able to win any of the matches in the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League thus far. On April 1, MI played their first home game at the Wankhede Stadium against Rajasthan Royals and while they wanted to turn their fortunes in the IPL 2024, they faced a six-wicket defeat. 

Pandya, who held the team’s reign ahead of the 2024 season of the cash-rich league, played a 21-ball 34 knock to push the team’s total and give the team some stability. However, things went downhill after his wicket Mumbai found it difficult to recover from their back-to-back wickets against the Royals. However, despite being unable to win any of the games so far, the MI skipper backed his team and shared a few words of motivation. 

Pandya took to Instagram to post a picture of his team and wrote, "If there’s one thing you should know about this team, we never give up. We’ll keep fighting, we’ll keep going." The five-time IPL winners lost their first two matches against Gujarat Titans and SunRisers Hyderabad.  Check the top betting trends on the   best betting sites in India    and apps.   

We just need to be more disciplined and show more courage: Hardik Pandya after MI’s loss to RR

After the Monday night clash against the 2008 winners RR, the MI skipper urged his side to show more discipline and courage. After the game, he reflected upon the game and said, “Results, sometimes it happens sometimes it doesn't. I don't think much surprises me anymore. But as a group, we believe we can pull off a lot of better things going forward and we just need to be more disciplined and show more courage."

Pandya added, "I think we were in a decent position to give us a chance to get to 150 or 160 but my wicket allowed them to get back more into the game, I needed to do a lot more. It's good to have something for the bowlers as well. The game is quite cruel to the bowlers. But it was unexpected. It's all about doing the right things."