Brian Lara looking forward to a Team That Can Challenge Mumbai Indians
Author : Arti Sharma | Published On : 29 Apr 2021
Batting legend Brian Lara has stated that he was looking forward to seeing a team that could give a challenge to the five-time IPL title winner Mumbai Indians in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year. Notably, Mumbai Indians are also the two-time defending champions as well and they also have the highest win percentage in terms of games too in the history of the league. They beat the Delhi Capitals in the final of the IPL 2020 in the UAE and beat the three-time IPL title winner Chennai Super Kings in a thrilling final in Hyderabad in 2019 as well.
While talking to Star Sports, the batting legend has said that he wanted to see a team who would give Mumbai Indians a tough fight this season. He applauded the Rohit-Sharma led-side and stated that it would not be an easy task to overcome the most successful franchise in the history of the IPL.
“I am looking forward to a team to challenge Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians are of course a great little outfit and a great team. They have had their players for quite some time, so the stability is very good. So, I want to see one of the other teams to truly challenge them in this year’s 2021 IPL,” he added.
“This year there has been quite a few games. The tournament is not that old but to think of – KKR falling apart in their second game – to lose, after being in such a great position, it’s pretty disappointing,” shared Lara.
Meanwhile, Brian Lara named the cricketers whom he considered the greatest of all-time in world cricket. He shared the names like The Don, Sachin Tendulkar, all-rounders like Gary Sobers and Jacques Kallis and the ever destructive Viv Richards. And, he mentioned that amongst the current generation, Darren Bravo had a very similar stance and style as he had.