Mumbai Indians’ skipper Rohit Sharma once again ended up on the losing side in what was the side’s second super over clash in IPL 2020 in Dubai. Even Kieron Pollard’s heroics in the first innings and his exploits in the second super over were not enough to keep down a spirited Kings XI Punjab. Meanwhile, Kieron Pollard has revealed that Mumbai Indians will continue to monitor an unwell Rohit Sharma, who could not appear in the post-match press conference.
Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians both ended up with 176-6 in their 20 overs as the result of the match had to be decided via two super overs. The brilliance of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami restricted the opposition to five runs in the super over. However, Kings XI Punjab easily scored ten runs to Mumbai Indians’ nine the second time. With that victory, KXIP stayed alive in the tournament and climbed two spots to number six.
In the post-match press conference, Kieron Pollard remarked that Rohit Sharma is unwell; hence, he appeared for a chat. The towering all-rounder revealed that they would continue to supervise his condition; however, hailed the 33-year old as a fighter.
“I was told that he’s (Rohit) not feeling well, that’s why I’m here to chat with you guys. We’ll see what happens but he’s a fighter,” Pollard stated in the post-match presentation.
“Jasprit Bumrah is a world-class cricketer” : Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard went on to laud Jasprit Bumrah’s expertise in the death overs, claiming that he has gone leaps and bounds in the last few years for Mumbai Indians. The 33-year old mentioned that a couple of years ago, Lasith Malinga was the most reliable bowler for them and Jasprit Bumrah has taken over the mantle at present.
“He’s (Bumrah) a world-class cricketer. He has been number one in a couple of formats for a long period of time. He has learned and has gone leaps and bounds for us at Mumbai Indians in a run of while and so. We have comfort in him. A couple of years ago, we had a fit and fair Lasith Malinga and he (Bumrah) has taken over that mantle now and so,” the Trinidad all-rounder added in the post-match presentation.