‘Don’t See a Game Like This Often’: Rohit Sharma Lauds Teammates After Mumbai Indians Win Over KKR

A pleased Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma lauded his team for an ‘excellent fightback’ against Kolkata Knight Riders, saying that one doesn’t get to see these kinds of tantalisingly close games. Mumbai Indians came back strongly in the last 10 overs of the match to defend a meagre total of 152 against KKR which managed only 20 runs in the last five overs. Also Read – IPL 2021, SRH vs RCB Match 6 at MA Chidambaram Stadium: Weather Forecast, Pitch Report, Head to Head, Predicted Playing XIs, Toss Timing, For Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Chasing an under-par target, KKR openers Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill got them off to a splendid start as they knitted a solid 72-run stand for the opening wicket. However, MI spinner Rahul Chahar brought them back into the game as he removed both the openers and finished with the figures of 4/27 to complete a strangehold over Kolkata. Also Read – Rajasthan Royals Confirm Ben Stokes Ruled Out of IPL 2021 Due to Broken Finger

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“It was an excellent fightback by each one of them. You don’t see a game like this often. We will take lots of confidence from this game as we move forward,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony. Also Read – SRH vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction VIVO IPL 2021: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XIs For Today’s Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore T20 Match 6 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 7.30 PM IST April 14 Wednesday

The MI skipper called the win a complete team effort on a difficult track. “KKR batted brilliantly in the Powerplay. Rahul (Chahar) came and got us crucial wickets in the middle. Krunal (Pandya) bowling those overs at the end was vital as well.

“It was a complete team effort and credit to all the bowlers. As batters, you need to carry on. The trend in Chennai is you can’t hit from ball one. You have to plan before you go into bat. We were 15-20 runs short,” he said.

Losing captain Eoin Morgan was unhappy that his team didn’t play “bold cricket” in the final 10 overs. “Yes, disappointing (to lose). We played some really good cricket for most parts of the game, we looked comfortable in the chase, but they are a strong team, came back well and sad that it didn’t work out for us,” he said.

“We made a few mistakes and will need to sort that out. A perfect game needs to be bold, it came to cost us in the last 10 overs of the game,” said Morgan.

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