5-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winners, Mumbai Indians, are the joint-most successful side in the history of this league. It was Rohit Sharma who was a revolutionary leader for them and made them win 5 IPL titles.
However, Mumbai did not receive the desirable success in this cash-rich and lucrative T20 league during the initial years. After finishing in the 5th position in the inaugural edition of this tournament, Mumbai finished in the 7th position in IPL 2009.
But the change in fortunes came about when Rohit Sharma took over captaincy. But from IPL 2024, it will be Hardik Pandya who will be the captain of this franchise.
This decorated franchise has had several superstars in it. But there are several players who have been out of the limelight and have been forgotten.
In this article, we take a look at 3 forgotten players of Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL):
1. Pinal Shah
Wicket-keeper batter Pinal Shah was part of Mumbai Indians in 2008 and 2009. He played 14 matches for the Mumbai-based franchise and mustered 87 runs. Pinal Shah had a paltry average of 8.50 and 17.66 in IPL 2008 and IPL 2009 respectively and then moved to Rajasthan Royals (RR) in IPL 2011.
He played 2 matches for them but was then out of reckoning in this T20 tournament. He has also played in the India U-19 side in the U-19 World Cup.
2. Rohan Raje
Another name that is forgotten, Rohan Raje plied his trade for Mumbai Indians in the initial years of this tournament. He played 10 games for Mumbai and scored 20 runs and bagged 6 wickets.
He hails from Neral in Maharashtra and is another player who has gone out of radar. Raje was a medium-pacer bowler and notably, his slower delivery, which was a potent weapon of his, was spotted by the then captain of Mumbai Indians, Sachin Tendulkar.
3. Krishmar Santokie
The player from Jamaica, Krishmar Santokie had played 2 matches for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2014. He had taken 3 wickets in 2 games and his failure to deliver the goods with a solid impact led to him being out of reckoning in this league.
He played 10 T20Is for West Indies and had taken 17 wickets for the 2-time ICC T20 World Cup champions. Santokie has also played for teams such as Sylhet Thunder, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Comilla Victorians and Guyana Amazon Warriors.