Nothing is going well this season for Mumbai Indians, the most successful team in the history of the Indian Premier League. In the match against Bangalore, the team has to face the fourth consecutive defeat. Batting first, Mumbai had set a target of 152 runs in front of Bangalore, which Bangalore achieved in the 19th over on the basis of Anuj Rawat’s 66 and Virat Kohli’s 48 runs.
After the match, Rohit Sharma said, “It was right to come on this pitch with two overseas players. We wanted to strengthen our batting. Unfortunately we have some overseas players in our team who are not available right now. So we made the best of the options available. Chosen. I wanted to bat for a long time but got out at the wrong time. It’s stinging me.
It was definitely not a 150-scoring pitch. Surya showed that if R bats with restraint, you will be able to achieve whatever you want. The credit for reaching 150 goes to Surya. But I knew that was not enough. We tried bowling but he showed good batting. Improvements are needed in many areas. We want our batsmen to bat for a long time.
If you score runs, the bowlers have the option of doing something. If you play with these kind of teams then this score is not enough. I have always said that there is a need for collective effort with bat and ball which is lacking at the moment. If that happens, I think everything will be fine.”
Let us tell you that this time Mumbai’s team has landed with many changes. Apart from Quinton de Kock, the lack of Pandya Brothers and experienced bowler Trent Boult is clearly visible in the team. However, this type of situation is not new for Mumbai as the team has gone through the same situation in 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2018 as well. Hopefully the team will be able to return this season in the coming matches.