If it was bad captaincy in Mumbai’s first game, then it was a case of atrocious fielding in the second match that meant that the South Australian side escaped from jail to win the game.
With this result, the Mumbai Indians would be wondering whether they thought that they had taken the opposition too lightly after getting to 180. That is what was the impression one got from the body language.
And yes, there were four catches dropped, one run-out missed, and it was a fielding performance that can best be described as appalling. The opposite batsmen were able to run easy singles and converted singles into two with ease as well.
The feeling that one got looking at the body language of Tendulkar was that he was somewhere else. Unlike how he looked in the IPL, Tendulkar here seemed lost and almost unenergetic for some reason.
While Mumbai’s campaign may almost be over in the tournament, it will augur well for both, Mumbai and Tendulkar, if the baton of captaincy is passed onto someone else for the next IPL. Time to start looking at a new captain probably.