The Telegraph
Saturday , May 3 , 2014
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We can’t repeat mistakes: Rohit

Mumbai: Mumbai Indians might have lost all their five matches in the first leg of IPL VII in UAE, but captain Rohit Sharma is confident of a turnaround at home when they take on the formidable Kings XI Punjab, at the Wankhede Stadium, on Saturday.

“We all know it has been a disappointing start. We did not do certain things right. We took each game at a time and did not look too far ahead. We committed a lot of mistakes in the first game against Kolkata (Knight Riders) and kept on repeating them,” said Rohit.

“That can happen, it’s a new team. But we can’t afford to repeat mistakes. It’s a different challenge now. We have come to Mumbai, we know the conditions here. It’s a fortress. Last year, we won eight out of eight. We will try and keep that record intact.

“It will be a challenge as we will be playing the table toppers. The crowd here is very enthusiastic. It will be an extra advantage for us,” he added.

Admitting that their batting has been a let-down so far, Rohit, who himself is out-of-form, feels all the key batsmen know the wicket here and should do well.

“Batting has not been up to the mark. We are disappointed the way we batted. Shot selection wasn’t great. We have come to familiar conditions and all our batsmen know how to bat on this wicket and I hope for a better batting performance from all our batters.” (PTI)