IPL 2021: Successful the championship is vital, not first sport, says MI skipper Rohit after loss in opposition to RCB | Cricket Information
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is unperturbed by the loss in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) within the opening match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 as he feels that profitable the match is of utmost significance and never the primary sport.
Harshal Patel delivered a shocking bowling efficiency earlier than AB de Villiers’ masterclass helped RCB defeat Mumbai Indians by two wickets in Chennai at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday.
Harshal Patel had picked 5 wickets (three within the last over) to limit Mumbai Indians to 159 runs within the allotted 20 overs and Rohit admitted that his facet was 20 runs in need of the par rating.
“Successful the championship is vital, I suppose, not the primary sport. Nice battle, we did not let it go simply. Though the rating wasn’t one thing we have been pleased with. We have been 20 brief,” Rohit informed hosts’ broadcasters Star Sports activities after the match.
“We made some errors, these are certain to occur. We have to transfer on. [Jansen] is unquestionably a expertise we have recognized. Whenever you take a look at the state of affairs with 4 overs left that they had AB and Christian, that is why we went with Bumrah and Boult to attempt to get them out,” he added.
Each groups struggled to get going within the center overs and the Mumbai Indians skipper feels the wicket wasn’t a simple one to bat on.
“Positively not a simple pitch to bat on, odd ball was gripping. That is one thing we may consider in our subsequent few video games right here. De Villiers batted very well and received them dwelling,” mentioned Rohit.
“We’ve not had a lot time collectively as a bunch and it was completely reverse in Dubai, the place we started preparations a month earlier than. However that is how the IPL has been performed through the years, you simply received to get within the sport as shortly as potential,” he additional added.
“It may be troublesome for groups which have nice dwelling information, however that’s what sport is, you have to go away and win. We’re lucky that we’re even on the park,” Rohit added.
Mumbai Indians will subsequent lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Tuesday (April 13).