Mumbai Indians will next face Lucknow Super Giants, led by former MI star Krunal Pandya. They are also vying for a playoff position. Krunal is eager to take the initiative as one of Lucknow’s primary spinners because he is familiar with the team that helped him succeed.
Let’s look at the top three former Mumbai Indians players who have captained against them in IPL history:
3. Dinesh Karthik
In 2012 and 2013, Dinesh Karthik was a crucial member of the Mumbai Indians and a consistent finisher for the team. His performance led to India’s selection of him as a regular batter for the 2013 Champions Trophy. Karthik scored 748 runs for the Mumbai Indians in 33 innings at an average of 24.13 and a strike rate of nearly 120.
After Gautam Gambhir joined the Delhi Capitals, he became the skipper of the Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the 2018 season. Karthik captained KKR to the playoffs in 2018 and a fifth-place finish in 2019 while serving as the team’s captain for two full IPL seasons. Eoin Morgan received the captaincy from him.