A day after slipping to their eighth successive defeat in the ongoing IPL 2022, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma on Monday penned a heartfelt note, saying that many sporting giants have gone through the lean phase and he still loves the team and its environment.
Skipper KL Rahul struck his second hundred of IPL 2022, a sublime unbeaten 103 and Krunal Pandya claimed 3/19 as Lucknow Super Giants handed Mumbai Indians a second successive defeat this season, winning by 36 runs at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
Mumbai skipper also thanked the well-wishers of the team for showing their loyalty during this tough phase.
"We haven't put our best foot forward in this tournament but that happens,many sporting giants have gone through this phase but I love this team and its environment.Also want to appreciate our well wishers who've shown faith and undying loyalty to this team so far," Rohit wrote on Twitter.
Mumbai Indians's social media handle responded to the post, saying: "Stronger Together".
Record five-time champions Mumbai Indians are enduring their worst run in IPL history and skipper Rohit, who himself has also not been at his best, feels that in the manner in which they are losing games, everyone in the bench is in contention.
"Everyone has come into discussion given how our tournament has gone. We need to ensure that we have a settled team and give players in the middle a fair chance," he said when asked if there is a chance for Tim David to come into the equation, after the loss against Lucknow.