Jacques Kallis (File Photo)
Abu Dhabi, April 17 (IANS) Former champions Kolkata Knight Riders rode on the brilliance of veteran all-rounder Jacques ...
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BIO: Mumbai Indians is an Indian Premier League cricket team representing the city of Mumbai. They are one of the eight founding members of the IPL in 2008. Reliance Industries Limited purchased the rights for the Mumbai franchise of Indian Premier League for a total of INR496 Cr during the auction on January 24, 2008. The team's primary home ground is the Wankhede Stadium. The team logo has the Sudarshana Chakra with the team's name engraved in it. Mumbai Indians were the most watched team on television in the first edition of the IPL tournament, totaling to 239 million viewers.
They had a terrible first season that peaked in disaaster ever since the first capatin Sachin Tendulkar was replaced with Harbhajan Singh. They made it to the finals in the third edition of IPL. They lost the final by 22 runs to Chennai Super Kings after failing to chase 169. They also qualified for Champions League Twenty20 2010 along with Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Sachin Tendulkar amassed 618 runs in that tournament with a strike rate of 132.61 and won the Orange Cap for becoming the highest run-getter of that season. He also won the 'Best Batsman' and the 'Best Captain' awards at the IPL Awards 2010. They won the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 after beating IPL rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore by 31 runs in the final. Other prolific players of the team includes: Ricky Ponting, Rohit Sharma, Phillip Hughes, Dwayne Smith, Kieron Pollard, Glenn Maxwell, Rishi Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Lasith Malinga,Pragyan Ojha etc