Chris Lyn opened up about the run-out goof up with Rohit Sharma during Mumbai Indians’ first game against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021. Chris Lynn and Rohit Sharma opened the innings for Mumbai Indians in the match. Rohit Sharma lost his wicket through a run-out after Chris Lynn denied to take a single by reserving his own call for a run.
On Yuzvendra Chahal‘s final delivery of the 4th over, Chris Lynn played a shot at mid-on and asked non-striker Rohit Sharma to take a run. However, seeing RCB skipper Virat Kohli grabbing the ball Lynn reversed his call. The damage had been done till that time as Rohit Sharma had run halfway through the pitch and had to run back to the bowler’s end. He remained far short of the crease and Chahal comfortably collected the ball and removed the bails.
I Was A Bit Nervous Since It Was My First Game For Mumbai Indians, Says Chris Lynn
Speaking during the post-match presentation, Chris Lynn said that he was a little nervous as he was batting for the first time with Rohit Sharma.
“Look, obviously I was a bit nervous, no doubt about it. (It was my) first game for Mumbai and it was the first time I was batting with Rohit as well. It happens in the game of cricket as well. I thought there was a run, and then obviously there wasn’t a run. But yeah, if I had been able to run past him and sacrifice my wicket, I definitely would have done that, but it wasn’t the case, said right-handed batsman Chris Lynn.
Lynn also said that it was not ideal to run out the captain in the first game and if the run-out did not occur, it would have certainly made a difference in Mumbai Indian batting.
“As I said, it happens, but yeah, I put just a little bit more pressure on myself. It’s not ideal, running out your captain in the first game. The first game could be my last, who knows? (laughs). But anyhow, it was a spur-of-the-moment thing, happens in the game.
“It would have been nice (if the runout didn’t happen); he was striking the ball nicely, and we were 10 or 15 runs short in the end. He would have definitely made a difference, but there were plenty of factors in this game tonight, not just the run-out,” Chris Lynn further said.
Chris Lynn replaced Quinton de Kock in the match as the latter is serving a 7-day quarantine period. After the unfortunate run-out of Rohit Sharma, Lynn scored 49 runs off 35 balls becoming the highest run-scorer for the team in the match. He also took two catches while fielding. In the end, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 2 wickets.