Pune: Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians have lost another game in the ongoing season Indian Premier League and the team can’t seem to figure out what they are doing wrong. After losing to Punjab Kings on Wednesday, Sharma said that we were pretty close to the win and then a couple of run-outs did not help our cause. Indeed that is one of the prime reasons for MI to lose their latest game by 12 runs.
“It’s hardly anything to find out (any negatives), thought we played well, came pretty close to closing the game, a couple of run-outs didn’t help our cause. At one time, we were cruising along, but didn’t hold our nerves, credit to PBKS for bowling well in the second half,” said disappointed Sharma after the loss.
“We’re trying to play with a different thought process, but it’s not working out well. But I don’t want to take the credit out of the guys who played well and Punjab did so today. We aren’t playing good cricket, we need to understand some situations and execute according to it. They got off to a flier, put our bowlers was under pressure, but the pitch was good to bat on and I thought 198 was chaseable. As I said earlier, we need to go back to the drawing room and come back better prepared,” he concluded.
Put to bat first, Punjab Kings played with great power as they put 198 runs on board for Mumbai Indians to chase and it became an impossible target for them when they lost significant wickets after the 10th over. The pair of the youngest players in MI increased the winning with their top knocks that included boundaries one after another.
first published:April 13, 2022, 11:53 p.m.