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The
MI’s
middle-order
batsmen
Suryakumar
and
Ishan’s
poor
form
in
the
second
leg
of
the
IPL
14
disappointed
the
fans
of
the
defending
champions.
Their
dismal
show
with
the
bat
in
the
UAE
must
have
also
left
the
Indian
cricket
team
management
worried
as
the
Men
In
Blue
will
begin
their
T20
World
Cup
campaign
later
this
month.

Suryakumar
Yadav

who
received
his
maiden
India
call-up
during
the
limited-overs
series
against
England
in
April
this
year

was
a
major
letdown
in
the
second
phase
of
IPL
2021.
In
his
last
five
innings
in
the
UAE,
the
right-handed
batsman
had
scores
of
3,5,8,0
and
33.

IPL
2021:
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not
bowling
is
a
blow
to
Mumbai
Indians
and
India,
says
Gavaskar

Ishan
Kishan
too
had
a
similar
story
and
the
left-handed
batsman
was
dropped
from
the
MI
squad
after
back-to-back
three
failures
in
UAE.
The
southpaw
scored
11,
14,
and
9
in
his
last
three
innings
before
the
team
management
decided
to
bench
him.

Commenting
upon
the
poor
batting
performances
of
the
MI
batters,
the
legendary
batsman-turned-commentator
opined
the
duo
has
relaxed
after
getting
the
India
call-up.

Speaking
exclusively
on
Star
Sports
show
Cricket
Connected,
Gavaskar
shared
his
thoughts
about
why
the
MI
players
might
be
out
of
form
and
said:
“I
think
it
looks
to
me
like,
Suryakumar
Yadav
and
Ishan
Kishan
have
just
relaxed
a
little
bit
after
getting
the
India
cap.
They
might
not
have,
but
some
of
the
shots
they
are
playing

it
looks
like
they
are
trying
to
play
these
big
shots
just
because
they
are
India
players.

Sometimes
what
happens
is,
you
gotta
give
yourself
a
little
bit
of
time,
and
you
gotta
get
your
shot
selection
right.
And
I
think
that
is
where
they
have
missed
this
time
around,
where
their
shot
selection
has
not
been
exactly
correct,
and
that’s
why
they’ve
got
out
cheaply.”

Meanwhile,
on
the
show,
former
Team
India
pacer
Ajit
Agarkar
shared
his
views
on
why
the
team
management
should
not
make
any
changes
to
India’s
T20
World
Cup
squad.

Agarkar

who
was
part
of
the
2007
WC-winning
Indian
side

said:
“In
my
opinion,
once
you
have
picked
the
squad
for
World
Cup

barring
injury

I
don’t
think
you
should
make
any
changes.
Yes,
there
are
guys
at
the
moment
who
are
not
in
their
great
form,
but
it
only
takes
one
innings

whether
it’s
bowling
or
batting

to
change
that
form
around,
and
that
could
still
happen
before
the
end
of
the
IPL.

“So,
if
you
think
that’s
the
best
15
you’ve
picked
going
to
the
World
Cup,
my
personal
opinion,
I
would
stick
with
it,
because
you
gotta
show
faith
in
people
even
when
things
are
not
looking
so
good,
because
things
can
turn
around
very
quickly.”

The
Virat
Kohli-led
Indian
side
will
begin
its
campaign
against
arch-rivals
Pakistan
on
October
24.
Following
their
semi-final
finish
against
West
Indies
in
the
2016
T20
World
Cup
fans
are
hoping
the
Men
In
Blue
will
make
it
to
the
finals
this
time
around
and
lift
the
trophy.

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