Mumbai Indians have struggled to bring up major totals in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), according to Rohit Sharma, and this is an environment they must solve. On Friday, Mumbai Indians (MI) suffered their third loss of the season to Punjab Kings (PBKS). “There aren’t almost enough runs. It’s still not a poor wicket to bat on, in my opinion. With nine wickets in hand, you can see how Kings won “In the post-match press conference, Rohit Sharma said.
“If you get 150-160, you’re still in the game,” he said. “That’s what we’ve struggled to do in the last two weeks, and it’s something we need to look at.”
“Regardless of how we look at it, their bowlers bowled exceptionally well in that Powerplay. Ishan, like me, was attempting to strike but failing miserably. We tried our hardest, but the wicket wasn’t easy “he said
“We batted well in the powerplay in the last four days, but we didn’t do so today. We aren’t batting all 20 overs as we would like. It’s something we should think about “Mumbai Indians captain said.
Ishan Kishan was elevated to No. 3 ahead of Suryakumar Yadav, but he only scored 6 runs off 17 deliveries.
Suryakumar’s move down the order to face the spinners in the middle overs was a tactical call, according to Rohit Sharma.
“Ishan at three was purely tactical; we needed someone to bat in the middle who could deal with spin, and Surya fit the bill. When it works it looks good, when it doesn’t it looks bad,” he said.
Rohit Sharma scored 63 and Suryakumar Yadav made 33, but the rest of the batsmen failed to fire as they posted just 131/6. Punjab Kings chased it down in 17.4 overs, losing just one wicket. KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 60 for the Kings.