Last Update on: May 9th, 2022 at 11:37 pm
Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) lost by 52 runs against Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 56th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Monday, May 9.
Winning the toss and bowling first, Mumbai Indians were able to restrict Kolkata Knight Riders at 165/9 with the help of Jasprit Bumrah’s 5-wicket haul. While chasing the target, only Ishan Kishan shined and all the other batters failed and Mumbai Indians were handed over their 9th defeat of the season.
During the post-match presentation ceremony, MI skipper Rohit Sharma said that the bowlers did a great job in the match and expressed his disappointment at the batting performance of the team. He said:
“ I would take that total on that pitch. Was a great effort from the bowling unit, Bumrah was special. Disappointed with the way we batted. Poor from the batters.”
We didn’t get partnerships and you need partnerships chasing a total – Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma further added that batting was not difficult on the surface and they knew what to expect from the surface as they were playing their 4th game at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. He also said that they failed to build partnerships that were required to chase the total. He elaborated:
“Not really (difficulty of batting on this pitch). We are playing our fourth game here and we know what to expect here. We know seam bowlers will get some help from the pitch. We didn’t get partnerships and you need partnerships chasing a total like that.”
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma further said:
“I don’t think so (if MI could have restricted KKR to a lower total). Looking at the way they batted in the first 10 overs, they were 100 runs in 10 or 11 overs. But the way we came back was brilliant.”
Rohit Sharma signed off by saying that the batters let them down in the match and Mumbai Indians have failed to perform consistently in both the departments in the Indian Premier League 2022. He asserted:
“Great effort from Bumrah and the entire bowling unit. Batters let us down. It’s been that kind of a season where both departments weren’t consistent enough. It is something that we wanted to improve today but couldn’t do it.”
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