Mumbai Indians suffered a hat-trick of defeats in the second leg of the IPL 2021. They lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders. The defending champions’ form put their playoffs hopes in jeopardy.
However, with KKR securing a win over DC recently, the pressure mounted on MI and PBKS. Both teams were in the hunt for a win. However, in the end, MI defeated PBKS as they chased down the target in the last ball of the penultimate over.
Case in point, in what comes as a setback to Mumbai Indians, Arjun Tendulkar has been ruled out of IPL 2021 due to an injury. Mumbai Indians confirmed the development that Arjun Tendulkar will not play the rest of the tournament.
Simarjeet Singh named as a replacement for injured Arjun Tendulkar
Meanwhile, the defending champions have named Simarjeet Singh as a replacement of Arjun Tendulkar. “Mumbai Indians have added Simarjeet Singh as an injury replacement to Arjun Tendulkar for the remainder of their IPL 2021 season,” Mumbai Indians said in a statement.
“The right-arm medium-fast bowler has started training with the team after completing the mandatory quarantine as per IPL guidelines,” it added.
Mumbai Indians, in a statement, mentioned that Simarjeet Singh has already started training with the team. The right-arm medium-fast bowler has already completed the mandatory quarantine according to IPL guidelines.
MI did not disclose the details of Arjun Tendulkar’s injury that forced them to name a replacement for the rest of the season. MI roped in Arjun Tendulkar for his base price of INR 20 lakh earlier this year at the auction. Arjun has bowled in India nets many times. However, he did not get to apply his skills in this year’s IPL.
The left-arm bowler made his debut for the senior Mumbai T20 team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in January 2021. The defending champions will lock horns with Delhi Capitals on Saturday. Delhi Capitals need one more win to qualify for the playoffs. On the other hand, MI will have to win the subsequent games to remain in contention for the playoffs.