Mumbai Indians succumbed to their third successive defeat of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season, going down to Rajasthan Royals in the match on Monday. Hardik, since his appointment as the Mumbai Indians skipper, is yet to win a single match for his side. He looked in fine touch with the bat against the Royals but couldn’t convert his cameo into a bigger knock. As MI suffered yet another defeat in the ongoing campaign, Hardik took to social media to post an inspirational message.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), the Mumbai Indians captain said: “If there’s one thing you should know about this team, we never give up. We’ll keep fighting, we’ll keep going.”

After the game, Hardik admitted that it was his wicket that shifted the balance of the game in Rajasthan’s favour.

“Yes, a tough night, we didn’t start the way we wanted to start. I wanted to counter, we were in a decent position to get us around 150-160, but my wicket allowed them to get back more into the game, I needed to do a lot more. It’s okay, we didn’t expect such a surface, but you can’t always have it as a batter, it’s nice at times for the bowlers to have a say.

“It’s all about doing the right things, (correct) results happen at times, at some other times it doesn’t. As a group, we believe we can do a lot better, but we need to be a bit more disciplined and show a lot more courage,” Hardik had said in the post-match presentation ceremony.

With three losses in as many matches, Mumbai find themselves at the bottom of the IPL 2024 points table.

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