Former India and Mumbai batter Wasim Jaffer has wished his fellow Mumbaikar Rohit Sharma Happy Birthday in his signature style. In the recent past, Jaffer has emerged as one of the funniest personalities on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram where he shares photos videos and gifs from various pop culture moments to describe cricketing situations.
Similarly, he shared an old clip of Rohit Sharma from the 2019 ICC Cricket World, where he was asking the press, “what else do you say on a birthday… Happy Birthday!” (translated from Hindi). Consequently, the post got a lot of likes and comments even from Rohit Sharma and Wasim Jaffer’s Mumbai teammate and current MI player Suryakumar Yadav. The 31-year-old reacted to this video with three laughing emojis.
Instead of a team of 11, there are 11 individuals out there: Lynn
But unlike this internet banter, the Mumbai Indians season so far has been nothing short of disappointing. The five-times champions have lost eight-straight losses as they recorded their worst season in IPL history. Addressing these trouble former MI player Chris Lynn has talked about how the team hasn’t worked together at all and are playing as individual entities.
While talking on the ESPN T20 Time: Out show, he said, “When you are down at the bottom of the table, guys like your captain, but also Kieron Pollard – he will be normally running in from deep mid-on or mid-off, helping out, calming him down.”
“We haven’t seen that with Mumbai yet because they are starting to sort of break off into little groups and they just want to get off the field. And it’s not a great sign. And I think the change room right now wouldn’t be a great place to be in,” he added.
“Flipside of that, when they won the tournament two years ago, there were conversations happening all the time – how can we get better, how can we get out of the over. All those little organic conversations were happening without coaching staff telling them to do that because blokes were up and about wanting to win. So we are not seeing that, we are seeing the complete opposite: it seems like instead of a team of 11, there are 11 individuals out there.”