Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was visibly disappointed following his team’s Super Above defeat towards Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 10th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 but he nevertheless pointed out the positives that came out of the thrilling match in Dubai on Monday.
“It was a excellent game of cricket. We have been not in the game at all when we started out off with the bat. Excellent innings by Ishan there and then Pollard was brilliant as normal for us,” MI skipper Rohit Sharma explained in the publish-match presentation ceremony.
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli chased down the target of eight in Super Above to assist Royal Challengers Bangalore register their 2nd win of IPL 2020 following Ishan Kishan hammered 99 and Kieron Pollard hammered unbeaten 60 runs to push the contest to a Super Above.
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“It is just that we could not commence effectively, I imagined we could chase 200 with the batting electrical power we have. We did not get the momentum in the 1st six-seven overs and also misplaced 3 wickets.
“With Polly getting there something can transpire, Ishan was also hitting it effectively so we had the belief that we would get there. Almost nothing to get away from RCB they held their nerve additional than us,” Rohit lauded Virat Kohli-led RCB for holding their nerves in the battles of comebacks.
“He (Kishan) was drained out and was not cozy. We imagined we could send him but he was not feeling fresh. Hardik is someone we believe in to hit prolonged balls, it is not coming off but we are assured he can pull points off for us,” Sharma explained when he was asked why Ishan Kishan was not sent to bat in Super Above.
“I indicate seven runs you need to have to have luck on your side, we had to get wickets but there was also an unfortunate boundary. We came back seriously effectively and a whole lot of positives to get away from this game,” Rohit additional.