Mumbai Indians is one of the most popular Indian Premier League teams in India and around the world. The team is owned by the Reliance Industries. The team represents the city of Mumbai, India. Wankhede Stadium is the home ground of Mumbai Indians, which has a seating capacity of 33,108. The team has millions of fan following around the world.
In this article, we have compiled a list of interesting, lesser known and important facts about Mumbai Indians.
9 Interesting Facts About Mumbai Indians
1. Most Expensive IPL Team
The Mumbai Indians is the most expensive IPL franchisee sold ever in the history of IPL. It was sold to Reliance Industries for US$112 million.
2. Richest Owner of Mumbai Indians
The Mumbai Indians owner, Shri Mukesh Ambani is the richest Indian and his company is a Forbes 500 company. His business interests are wide and have several companies around the world.
3. Home ground and Secondary ground
Wankhede Stadium is the home ground of Mumbai Indians. Brabourne Stadium and Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam are the secondary home grounds of the Mumbai Indians IPL team.
4. Won IPL Season 2013
The Mumbai Indians won their first IPL title in 2013, by defeating the Chennai Super Kings. It was a historic match between the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.
5. Stand-in Captain suspended from the team
Harbhajan Singh, stand-in captain in 2008, was suspended from the Mumbai Indians team for the tournament for slapping another cricket player Sreesanth during Mumbai’s league cricket match against Preity Zinta’s Kings XI Punjab.
6. Mumbai Indian’s Icon Player
Sachin Tendulkar is an icon player for Mumbai Indians team. According to the rule of IPL, icon player could not play in any team other than their city team. The icon player is also entitled to earn 15% more amount than the next-best paid player in their team.
7. Most Watched IPL Team on Television Sets
Mumbai Indians is the most watched IPL team on television based on the TRP of first season of the IPL, raking in around 240 million viewers.
8. Won CLT20 Two Times
The Mumbai Indians won CLT20 two times, the first one in 2011 and another in 2013.
9. Kit Maker of Mumbai Indians
Performax is the kit maker of the team. Earlier, the kit maker was Adidas but it was replaced by Performax, an in-house brand of Reliance Trends.
Article first published on May 30, 2016.