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Mumbai Indians is a franchise cricket team representing Mumbai in the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians are currently led by Sachin Tendulkar, who is the Icon Player for the team and is coached by Robin Singh. The team is owned by India's biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries, through its 100% subsidiary IndiaWin Sports.
2008 Session The season got off to a bad start for the Indians, having lost their captain Sachin Tendulkar to a hamstring injury. With Harbhajan Singh taking over as captain, the team proceeded to lose their first 4 matches of the tournament. The Indians finished with a record of 7 wins and 7 losses. Sanath Jayasuriya played a vital role in securing two important wins for the team.
2010 season During the IPL's first auction for the year 2010, Mumbai Indians bought West Indies all rounder Kieron Pollard. The team had a strong start after defending a total of 212 against the Rajasthan Royals in their first match and went on to beat Delhi Daredevils defending another 218. The team was supported by match-winning knocks from Tiwary, Rayudu and Tendulkar. Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals to become the first team in IPL 2010 to qualify for semi-finals. In the final league game Mumbai Indians rested their key players. Dwayne Bravo led the game in absence of Sachin Tendulkar and they lost the game to Kolkata Knight riders by nine wickets. Sachin Tendulkar amassed 618 runs with a strike rate of 132.61. He won the orange cap for the tournament, which is awarded to the highest run scorer. Sachin Tendulkar also won the best batsman and the best captain awards in the IPL Awards 2010.
2011 season The Mumbai Indians got off to a flying start by defeating Delhi Daredevils and restricting them to a meagre total of 95, courtesy of Malinga's 5 wicket haul. They then won their next game against Royal Challengers Bangalore with considerable ease. In their 3rd game they lost to the Kochi Tuskers Kerala despite scoring 185 odd runs. They got back to winning ways with wins over Pune Warriors India and the Chennai Super Kings, during which Harbhajan Singh took a 5 wicket haul and Rohit Sharma scoring a stunning 87 of 48 balls. Next they defeated Deccan Chargers with a fantastic stand of 102 from Rohit Sharma and Andrew Symonds after going from 70-1 to 70-4.
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