Trent Boult explains why Mumbai Indians are different from other IPL franchises
Five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians (MI) are one of the best teams in the world. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the team has carved a niche for itself. They are aiming to win a third consecutive IPL title. Trent Boult has been exceptional for the franchise since joining the team from Delhi Capitals (DC).
During a press conference, the Kiwi pacer, who has played for DC, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the past, reveals what separates MI from the other teams.
“There are a lot of reasons but I suppose briefly just the confidence that they instill in the players, they rehearse and research well in terms of what is needed in certain situations. They have been a successful franchise for these reasons. I have enjoyed my time here, I hope it’s not over yet, it’s been brilliant to go out there and be clear of what’s needed. It’s been a good couple of campaigns for Mumbai,” the left-arm pacer said,” he said in response to a query from timesnownews.com.
He also paid a tribute to Lasith Malinga, who announced his retirement from the T20Is. Malinga was a key figure in Mumbai Indians’ success in the competition.
“I didn’t get the opportunity to play with Lasith. Not just for the Mumbai Indians, but for T20 cricket around the world, one of the most popular faces and recognised bowling action going around. He has developed the game and supported a lot of people to take it up. The guy had some serious ability and was amazing with the ball in hand. Obviously sad for his career to have come to an end. He has definitely inspired a lot of people around the world with what he has done,” Boult added.