Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians skipper, has opened up on Mumbai Indians’ win over Kings XI Punjab on Matchday 13 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). Rohit Sharma seemed happy after Mumbai’s win and stated that the team executed everything as per the plans. Rohit Sharma further said that it was a much-needed victory as the 4-time IPL winners are now on top of the IPL 2020 points table.
Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by 48 runs on Matchday 13 of IPL 2020 and registered their second win of the tournament in the four games that they have played so far. For Mumbai, Rohit Sharma scored a half-century in the first innings and Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard came up with quick-fire knocks to finish their innings on a high.
Rohit Sharma Opens Up On Mumbai’s Win Over Punjab
Speaking in the post-match ceremony, Rohit Sharma said, “Was a great win. We didn’t start really well, but we always knew with the kind of attack Punjab had we wanted to capitalize. Those two guys they back themselves to get the runs, it’s nice to have them in form as well. It wasn’t going to be easy with the ball against KXIP batting line-up. We knew we had to get early wickets and everything went to plan, credit to the bowlers.”
“The last game the execution wasn’t exactly right at the death with the ball. So we discussed and wanted to improve. I haven’t played enough with Boult and Pattinson, so it’s difficult to get them on the same page. They have now got an idea of what I need from them and I got to know them better too. Feels nice to get the runs, but the two points matter more,” Rohit Sharma further added.
Mumbai Indians Right On Top Of The League
Losing the toss, Mumbai Indians batted first. Rohit Sharma achieved another feat in his already illustrious career as he became only the third batsman after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina to score 5000 runs in the history of IPL. Later on, Mumbai Indians bowled tight lines and kept picking wickets at regular intervals as they eventually emerged victorious by 48 runs and KXIP finished 143-8.
After this win, Mumbai Indians have now gone on top of the IPL 2020 Points Table. They did a massive leapfrog in the points table as they were on the sixth spot before the game began. Next up, they will take on SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on October 04 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.