According to the former India pacer, Mumbai Indians have not been able to get going, playing well only in patches.
Check out the best photos from Royal Challengers Bangalore's 54-run win over the Mumbai Indians in match 39 of IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: Glenn Maxwell's all-round performance, Harshal Patel's hat-trick power RCB to 54-run win over MI
Maxwell (56 off 37 balls and 2/23) produced one of his better efforts in the IPL while Harshal (4/17 in 3.1 overs), the current Purple Cap holder, removed Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Rahul Chahar off successive deliveries to defend a target of 165 without breaking much sweat.
Live Score RCB vs MI, IPL 2021, Today's Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore secure a 54-run win over the Mumbai Indians! A stupendous performance with the ball by Bangalore.
Simons also said that the MS Dhoni-led outfit had learnt their lesson after a horrendous show in the 2020 edition, which was also held in the UAE.
Three-time winners CSK endured their worst outing last season when they finished seventh in the eight-team league, a far cry from the manner in which they are dominating in this edition, including their latest six-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The best images from the IPL clash between MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings and Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore.
IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets to retake top spot in standings
RCB skipper Virat Kohli (53) and young Devdutt Padikkal (70) struck brisk half-centuries in an impressive 111-run stand but CSK pulled the strings to restrict them to 156 for six after electing to bowl.
While RCB will look to start afresh, CSK got a confidence-boosting 20-run win against defending champions Mumbai Indians on Sunday night.
All you need to know about the 35th match of the IPL between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Sharjah.
IPL 2021: Can't afford to lose four-five wickets for 20 runs, it's a wake-up call for us, says Virat Kohli
Kohli, who is going to relinquish RCB captaincy after this edition, said there was no question of pressing the panic button just yet.
KKR vs RCB, IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score Updates: Job done by KKR. The bowlers did extremely well to bowl out RCB for just 92. Shubman Gill and newbie Venkatesh Iyer did the rest with the bat. KKR needed a victory and they got a big one.
IPL 2021: 'Could have done it after the tournament,' says Gautam Gambhir on Virat Kohli quitting RCB captaincy
According to Gambhir, the timing of Kohli's decision to step down as RCB captain could have a negative effect on the team’s performance.
'Inevitable': Twitter users react to Virat Kohli's decision to step down as RCB captain at end of season
Virat Kohli's announcement on Sunday, that he will step down as captain of RCB at the end of the current season, came as no surprise to many on Twitter. Here's how Twitter users reacted:
Kohli's announcement comes on the back of his decision to step down as India's T20 captain.
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The IPL, which was suspended midway into the league in May owing to multiple COVID-19 cases in its bio-bubble, will resume in the UAE on Sunday.
Four-time winners Mumbai Indians, two-time champions Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and 2020 finalists Delhi Capitals were placed in the top-four when IPL was suspended in May due to COVID cases in its bio-bubble.
From RCB's updated squad to schedule, everything you need to know about Royal Challengers ahead of IPL 2021
The IPL 2021, which was suspended midway into the league in May owing to multiple COVID-19 cases in its bio-bubble, will resume in the UAE on Sunday and Chahal will be one of the many players trying to reclaim his place in the national team.