I Was Told Rohit Sharma Is Not Feeling Well: Kieron Pollard At The Media Briefing

I Was Told Rohit Sharma Is Not Feeling Well: Kieron Pollard At The Media Briefing

Mumbai Indians (MI) remained 2nd placed on the points table after table-toppers Delhi Capitals (DC) as they lost the 2nd Super Over to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) after scores were tied in 20 overs and subsequently in the first Super Over. Mumbai Indians led by Rohit Sharma lost the opportunity to reclaim the top spot in the Indian Premier League 2020 points table following a double super over thriller.

Eventually, KXIP ended up winning the match in the second super over as they improved their points tally. With the win, KXIP moved up from the last spot and are now placed 6th ahead of CSK and RR with six points from nine matches with three wins and six losses.

MI vs KXIP. Photo Credit: Twitter.

Mumbai Indians Loses 2nd Super Over After First Super Over Is Tied

Mumbai Indians needed only six runs to win the Super Over against Kings XI Punjab. MI pacer Jasprit Bumrah dismissed KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran of KXIP as KL Rahul-led side managed only five runs in first Super Over.

But MI batsmen Quinton De Kock and Rohit Sharma scored 3 and 2 respectively before the former was run out as the match headed into 2nd Super Over. Pacer Mohammed Shami of KXIP bowled a superb over to restrict both the batsmen Quinton De Kock and Rohit Sharma to just five runs as the match headed into another Super Over.

Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal scored winning runs in Super Over. Image Credit: IPL.

According to Super Over Rules, for the next Super Over, the two bowlers who bowled and batsmen who were dismissed in the first Super Over cannot play the same role in the next.

Thus For Mumbai Indians, Jasprit Bumrah cannot bowl, and Quinton De Kock cannot bat. For Kings XI Punjab, Mohammed Shami cannot bowl, and both Nicholas Pooran and KL Rahul cannot bat.

In ‘Super Over 2.0’ Chris Jordan of KXIP bowled to Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard, but the former was run out, and MI managed to score 11/1.

Trent Boult bowled the Super Over, but Chris Gayle hit the first ball for 6, and Mayank Agarwal hit successive boundaries in 3rd and 4th ball as KXIP won the 2nd Super Over with 2 balls to spare.

Kieron Pollard: Rohit Sharma Not Feeling Well

“I was told that he’s (Rohit) not feeling well, that’s why I’m here to chat with you guys. We’ll see what happens but he’s a fighter,” said Pollard

“He’s (Bumrah) a world-class cricketer. He has learned and has gone leaps and bounds for us at Mumbai Indians in a run of while and so. A couple of years ago, we had a fit and fair Lasith Malinga and he (Bumrah) has taken over that mantle now and so,” said Pollard during the post-match press conference.

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Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah. Credits: IPL

Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab scored identical 176/6 in stipulated 20 overs as the match went into Super Over where Quinton De Kock and Rohit Sharma failed to score 6 runs to win. In the 2nd Super Over, Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya scored 11 runs, but it wasn’t enough.

“Obviously there are decision-makers to make the decision, you know we can look at those things and say that’s where we lost the game but we played a very good game of cricket. We batted well and getting to 170 odd and bringing the game to the last over,” said Pollard.

“Just a matter of improvement, each and every time we step on the cricket field is to improve and to do better. We will look back and analyze the game and we will come up with a better plan and hopefully get two points in the next game,” said the all-rounder.

Mumbai Indians will next lock horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday.

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