Last Update on: November 6th, 2020 at 12:11 am
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has won hearts with his brilliant gesture for spinner Rahul Chahar after the impressive win over Delhi Capitals in the first Qualifier on Thursday. The four-time champions thrashed Delhi by 57 runs to book their place in the final for the fifth time.
The Rohit Sharma-led side made light work of Delhi in the game as they took another step towards the title. Asked to bat first, Mumbai Indians piled up 200 for 5 in the allotted 20 overs despite their captain Rohit Sharma and vice-captain Kieron Pollard failing to open their accounts.
Ishan Kishan top-scored for the team, scoring an unbeaten 55 while Suryakumar Yadav scored 51. Hardik Pandya provided the finishing touch by slamming an unbeaten 37 off just 14 balls with the help of five sixes. In reply, Delhi Capitals finished on 143 for 8.
Marcus Stoinis was the top-scorer for the side, scoring 65 and helped Delhi post a respectable score after being reduced to 0 for 3 and then 41 for 5. For Mumbai, Jasprit Bumrah picked up 4 wickets for just 14 runs off his four overs.
Rohit Sharma’s gesture for Rahul Chahar:
After the game ended, Rohit Sharma came up with a heartwarming gesture for Rahul Chahar. The spinner had a poor outing with the ball as he conceded 35 runs in just two overs without taking a wicket. But to make sure that the youngster’s confidence is not hurt, Rohit Sharma asked him to lead the team for the fist pumps.
Here is a clip of the beautiful moment:
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians will now take on the winner of the second qualifier which will be played between Delhi Capitals and the winner of the Eliminator between Royal Challengers Bangalore and SunRisers Hyderabad.