Mumbai Indians pacer Daniel Sams returned with figures of 4/30 in his side’s loss to Chennai Super Kings. Sams dismissed Ruturaj Gaikwad in the very first over of CSK’s chase and came back to pick up the key wickets of Mitchell Santner, Ambati Rayudu, and Shivam Dube.
Sams had a forgetful outing against KKR. He was taken to the cleaners by Australian teammate Pat Cummins who scored 35 runs from his over to take home with four overs to spare. Since then, this was the first game that Sams was playing for the side and he bowled well. Parthiv Patel while speaking to Cricbuzz felt that he had a point to prove on his return.
“He looked like a completely different bowler. After seeing the first over, we were like where was this Sams before? His last match was not good, so he might have had that drive to perform. Because we have seen him do well in the BBL. He was there to prove a point.”
Former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja on his behalf said that it was SAms’ four -wickets that helped Mumbai Indians to take the game deep. However, as it turned out, MS Dhoni once again stepped up and finished the job for CSK.
Conditions Favoured Daniel Sams: Ajay Jadeja
“The conditions today favored Daniel Sams, he bowled well. His four wickets helped the side take this game to the end. He kept them in the game. He did everything right” said Jadeja.
Mumbai Indians have now lost their first seven games on the trot. This is the first time that the side has lost their first seven games of an IPL season on the bounce. Skipper Rohit Sharma said that after a loss like this it is hard to point fingers at one particular thing.
He accepted that the team did not have the best of starts in this game and that they did not do well under pressure.
“It’s hard to put a finger on anything, but we’re not starting well in the match. If you lose quick wickets, you’ll always be playing the catching game” said Rohit.