A mere five months after its last season ended, the Indian Premier League (IPL), the wildly popular Twenty20 cricket tournament, is back. And Mumbai Indians are the favourites to win the title again.

It would be a surprise if they weren’t, considering they’ve won five of the last eight editions, including the previous two. This incredible run makes them the most successful team in the league, which began in 2008. 

Mumbai Indians’ rise has mirrored the meteoric ascent of its owner, not just in cricket but in the overall Indian sporting firmament. 

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Starting out as a business journalist in 2008, Seetharaman has written about energy, climate change, retail, banking, and technology. He has worked with Business Today, a fortnightly, and the Sunday edition of The Economic Times.

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