Mumbai Indians are having their worst Indian Premier League season this year as they have lost all five games that they have featured in so far. However, former Australian cricketer Shane Watson said that he is not shocked at what has happened with the five-time champions this season.
Mumbai Indians are having a harrowing time in IPL 2022 as they have lost every game that they have played this year. Five losses in the same amount of matches is not something that you relate with Mumbai Indians. Former cricketers have also debated this topic but are left baffled at what is going on with IPL's most successful franchise. However, former Australian cricketer, Shane Watson is one such player who is not that shocked at Mumbai's performance this year.
Shane Watson is of the opinion that Mumbai Indians spent too much on Ishan Kishan during the mega-auction. During a conversation with the grade cricketer, the Australian said, “It hasn’t surprised me that MI is at the bottom of the table because they had a shocking auction. Spending so much money on Ishan Kishan… He is a very talented and skillful player, but he’s not worth blowing nearly your whole salary on. And then, going for Jofra Archer, not knowing whether he is going to come back in. He hasn’t played cricket for quite a while. They have got quite a few holes in the team.”
He also opened up about his former franchise Chennai Super Kings who like Mumbai Indians are not having a great season either and said, “The biggest issue with CSK, now that I have seen their five games, is that they have got a hole, especially with their fast bowling. In the previous years, they had Shardul Thakur. Deepak Chahar is injured. They paid a lot for him at the auction, but he is (likely to be) unavailable for a lot of the tournament, which is a big hole. They don’t have a quality overseas quick like Josh Hazlewood. Earlier, they always had a world-class overseas quick bowler. That’s why they are struggling.”