Virender Sehwag names the one team that should not win IPL 2021

Virender Sehwag

Former Indian cricket team captain Virender Sehwag has commented that the Mumbai Indians should not complete a hat-trick of championship wins in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. The Mumbai-based franchise emerged as the champions in the previous two seasons. They defeated Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2019 Final and then beat the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020 Final. 

MI topped the standings on both occasions in the league stage. However, this year, it seems highly unlikely because teams like Chennai Super Kings and the Delhi Capitals are way ahead of the Mumbai Indians on the IPL 2021 Points Table. 

Yesterday, there was a match between the Punjab Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. Before the match, Virender Sehwag appeared on Cricbuzz’s Hindi chat show, where he discussed the playoffs scenarios of various IPL teams. 

The Mumbai Indians need to perform well in their remaining matches to book a place in the playoffs, and Virender Sehwag feels they can do it. 

“Looking at Mumbai's history, it says that whenever they find themselves in a situation where they are currently in IPL 2021, they have won the do-or-die games, qualified for the playoffs and they have even made it to the final. So, if we look at the historic aspect, yes, Mumbai Indians can do it again,” Virender Sehwag said

I don’t want Mumbai Indians to reach the top this year: Virender Sehwag 

Sehwag continued and added that he was not a big fan of historical aspect of the game, and thus, he desired to see a new champion in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. 

“But I don't believe much in history. I don't want Mumbai Indians to reach the top this year, a new team should qualify and we should get a new champion. It could be Bangalore, Delhi or Punjab,” Sehwag concluded. 

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