3. Chennai Super Kings said they would not bid for Rohit Sharma
An old tweet by the Chennai Super Kings had gone viral after the Mumbai Indians won their fifth IPL trophy last Tuesday. Before the mega auction of 2011, a fan asked CSK to sign Rohit Sharma in the auction.
The Chennai-based franchise neglected his advice, and currently, Sharma is the only captain to win the IPL five times. The fans would have loved watching MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, and Sharma in the yellow jersey, but it was not meant to be.
2. Shikhar Dhawan fails to open his account after saying he knew MI's plans
The Mumbai Indians dominated the Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1 of IPL 2020. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah removed their Top 3 batsmen before they could score a single run. It is pertinent to note that DC opener Shikhar Dhawan had stated in a pre-match interview that he knew MI's plans.
Here's what Dhawan told TOI:
“I have seen and played them enough. I am just relaxing because I want to be fresh for the game. I will watch their videos again. I already know the plans."
Unfortunately, his pre-match comment did not age well.
1. Marcus Stoinis predicted an off-day for MI in the IPL 2020 Final
Marcus Stoinis was one of the biggest positives for the Delhi Capitals at IPL 2020. The Australian all-rounder played a pivotal role in DC's journey to their maiden IPL final, scoring 352 runs and scalping 13 wickets.
Stoinis had won the Man of the Match award in the Qualifier 2 match between the Delhi Capitals and the Sunrisers Hyderabad. In his post-match interview, he felt that the Mumbai Indians were due an off-day on the night of the grand finale.
"Mumbai are a very good team, I'd like to say they're due an off game but you never know. Our best cricket should be good enough to win, we have to play very good cricket to beat them," Stoinis had said.
However, the Mumbai Indians continued from where they had left off in Qualifier 1 as Boult dismissed Stoinis off the match's first ball. The Aussie then went for 23 runs in his two overs. While the DC all-rounder expected MI to have an off game, it was Stoinis that ended up not coming up with the goods in the end.