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We have to lift the sixth anyhow: Mumbai Indians’ batter Suryakumar Yadav sets his eyes on IPL 2023

The five-time champions had an awful campaign in the 15th edition of the cash-rich league, bowing out in the league stages

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 29 May 2022 6:36 pm

Mumbai Indians are regarded as one of the most successful franchises in the Indian Premier League. Having won five titles, Men in Blue has set the benchmark high. The five-time champions had an awful campaign in the 15th edition of the cash-rich league, bowing out in the league stages. They managed to win only four matches and finished last on the points table.

However, Mumbai Indians mainstay batter Suryakumar Yadav is confident that the franchise will bounce back next year to lift the sixth title. Speaking in a video shared by MI on their official social media handles, Suryakumar Yadav said, “We’ve to lift the sixth (trophy) anyhow. Unfortunately, this can’t happen this year, but next year, we have to add one more trophy anyhow.” Meanwhile, Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma gave youngster Dewal Brevis a quick tour of all the trophies the franchise has lifted and made him understand ‘what it takes to do so?’

While Mumbai had a dismal season, Suryakumar was impressive with the bat. He missed the first couple of games due to a finger injury but the right-handed batter took the middle-order responsibilities once he joined. He amassed 303 runs in eight matches at an average of 43.29 and a strike rate of 145, including three half-centuries.

However, the Mumbai cricketer missed the last few matches with an injury on the forearm, which he sustained in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Suryakumar will remain out of action for at least four weeks following his injury. Hence, he has been ruled out of the five T20Is against South Africa, starting June 9 in Delhi. Suryakumar is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

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