IPL 2018: We Needed to Show Some Intent But We Didn’t – Rohit Sharma
20 wickets fell, and neither of the two sides made it to the 19th over. Yes, it was that kind of a game, and once again Rohit Sharma‘s Mumbai Indians found themselves at the receiving end of the contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
With four close games loses in five outings, the hosts would have backed themselves to chase down an ordinary total of 119.
Sunrisers Hyderabad struggled to get going with the bat. Mitchell McClenaghan and Hardik Pandya bagged two wickets each while Mayank Markande got back his purple cap, courtesy an impressive figure of 2/15 in three overs.
Gutted after yet another loss, Rohit said they had got themselves to blame. The skipper though didn’t mention any particular name, but he was visibly upset with a certain mode of dismissals.
“Got ourselves to blame. 118 on any wicket, we should have been able to get that. We just weren’t there.” he said.
Rohit lauds bowlers effort
The skipper credited the bowlers for putting up a good show but blamed the batsmen for yet another failure. Rohit mentioned his failure with the bat.
The seasoned campaigner scored two off six balls and got out to Shakib Al Hasan.
“Very happy with how the bowlers bowled. Our batters let us down again. There are so many things I want to talk about, but I don’t want to pinpoint. We won’t drop our heads. We needed to show some intent, but we didn’t. It was always going to be tough, the shot-making wasn’t going to be easy, but they kept us guessing all the time. A few of us played bad shots including myself.” he added.
Incidentally, it was Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday, and the Mumbai franchise would have loved to end the day on a celebratory note. But then the Orange army gate crashed and spoiled the party.
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