Mumbai Indians’ middle-order batsman, Saurabh Tiwary, has stated that his side is successful because it is not dependent on one or two players. And, he has also credited the quality of practice session behind the success of Mumbai Indians this season.
Saurabh Tiwary, who has amazed everyone with his power-hitting, said that although this year the rules and atmosphere has been different, the key for them is the homework they have done, i.e., practice.
“The best thing is that we are winning. The way we are practising and given the atmosphere here, you can’t really ask for anything better. We have been in great nick the whole season and the reason behind it is the practice we have been doing.
Tiwary, who has been heavily criticized for his overweight, played first two matches and then got injured. He has returned to the team in the last two matches of MI. Overall, in four matches played, he got the opportunity to bat in three and scored 42, 21 and 34 respectively.
The Bihar-born cricketer said that the biggest quality of Mumbai Indians is that they are not reliable on a player.
“Be it here in UAE or in Mumbai. Our biggest quality is that nobody is dependent on the other, which is a great sign. I played two matches and got injured and now I have got few matches again. Touchwood, the batting has been fine and the reason behind is it the practice we are doing.
Saurabh Tiwary sees silver lining in Mumbai Indian’s defeat in two super overs:
Although Mumbai Indian lost two super overs against RCB and KXIP, Saurabh Tiwary stated that the loss shows the quality of cricket they have played.
“We don’t feel like it’s a practice season. it feels like we are playing a proper match. We had faced two defeats in Super Over and this shows the good cricket we have been playing. When we are winning then the margins are good and that is why out NRR is also very good.
Tiwary said that Mumbai Indians aim is to qualify for the play-offs first and then to finish in the top-two.
“The target for us is to finish in top-two. The first stage for us is to qualify and the second is to qualify in top-2. We are in the first stage but our eyes are set on the second stage as well. We will keep assessing the targets as and when we achieve each target. Touchwood, let us just take one step at a time,” Saurabh Tiwary said in a video posted by Mumbai Indians official Twitter handle.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians will face Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday (October 28).