IPL 7: Lasith Malinga Rues Letting Down "Wonderful'' Mumbai Indians Fans

Mumbai Indians failed to play like defending champions in Indian Premier League Season 7 despite possessing a heavy-weight team management.

updated: May 19, 2014 11:15 IST
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They brought unprecedented cheer to their supporters last year. The tale in the ongoing Indian Premier League though has been the exact opposite for defending champions Mumbai Indians. Seventh in the points table, the team has failed to mount a fight that would give fans a reason to smile like last year - a fact acknowledged by pacer Lasith Malinga.

Mumbai have just won three of their 10 matches in the ongoing Indian Premier League so far. Despite big names in the playing XI and even bigger names in supporting roles, including legendary Sachin Tendulkar, the team has crumbled from its podium - and quite dramatically at that.

"Things have not clicked this year. Our fans are wonderful and it hurts when we let them down," wrote Malinga in his column for national daily, on Monday.

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