As Delhi Capitals (DC) move on to play against Mumbai Indians (MI), Ajinkya Rahane has said that registering three defeats in a row doesn’t make his side a bad team. DC has lost the three last matches against KXIP, KKR and SRH by heavy margins. Their game was not up to the mark, especially batting performance has been disappointing.
Ajinkya Rahane, who has got the opportunity as the opener after Prithvi Shaw failed to set the stage on fire, admitted that they have not put the best on the field in the last three matches. However, they had a good start to the tournament, winning seven matches in the row. However, he said that it is acceptable when you are playing a big tournament.
“I think we started off really well, won seven out of nine games initially, and then the last three games were not as per what we wanted, but this is going to happen in a tournament like IPL. You play 14 league games, it’s a big tournament,” Ajinkya Rahane said during pre-match press conference.
Rahane doesn’t want his side to get stuck in the last losses rather focus on the upcoming two matches against MI and RCB. He added that the three defeats in a row don’t make DC a bad side.
“I think the upcoming two games are really important, and it’s all about staying positive. Three losses don’t make us a bad team. It’s all about playing to our strength and backing each and every individual. As a team, we are really looking forward to playing against Mumbai now and then RCB,” Ajinkya Rahane added.
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For the clash against Mumbai Indians on Saturday, the veteran acknowledged that Rohit Sharm’s led side is a strong team and to beat them Delhi Capitals needs to play as a unit and back their strengths.
“Mumbai are a good team, they are a strong team and we know their past as well. I mean, they did so well in IPL. For us, what is important is to play to our strength, what we have been doing, and it’s all about giving our best tomorrow.
“Each and every individual is capable of winning the game for our team, so I think we should believe in that and believe in our ability. We all know that they play as a unit and we know how strong they are. So, for us, it’s all about playing as a unit against Mumbai Indians tomorrow, and play to win,” said Rahane.
Currently, Mumbai Indians are lying at the third position on the points table with 14 points. They need to grab the two points against MI, who have already qualified for playoffs.