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IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians captain lauds his bowling unit

'When you have a pitch like that and the bowlers execute, it makes it easy for a captain'
Rohit Sharma

Our Bureau   |   Calcutta   |   Published 18.04.21, 12:59 AM

Mumbai Indians captain lauded his bowling unit for managing to defend 150 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday.

“It was a great effort from the bowling unit, we knew it was not going to be easy. When you have a pitch like that and the bowlers execute, it makes it easy for a captain,” Rohit said at the presentation.

“I thought we had a good score for this pitch. You saw both the teams capitalising on the Powerplay. Having said that, we can do better in the middle overs. All the players are experienced enough to do that.

“But I don’t want to take credit away from them, when you have guys like Rashid (khan) and Mujeeb-ur (Rahman) bowling it’s not easy. The pitch is getting slower and slower and the bowlers are always in the game till the 20th overs.

“It’s not easy to get even the seamers away and the slowish nature makes it harder for the batters to slog straight away. You need one set batsman at the end, just need some intelligent batting.”

“I thought our fielding was good today, that’s something we take pride in, we want to be the best unit in the tournament,” Rohit said.

Man of the Match Kieron Pollard said it was important to adjust to the conditions.

“It’s very difficult to adjust on this pitch when you only have a couple of balls, but that’s what we train for. It’s good when you scrap the victories, it gives you confidence.”

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