Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma said he was disappointed with the defeat of MI in the opening game of IPL against Delhi Capitals at the Brabourne Stadium here but added that it was ‘not the end’ of the 5-time champions of the IPL tournament.
Even after Ishan Kishan’s unbeaten 81 and 41 runs from Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians couldn’t defend 177, with Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav’s knocks helping Delhi Capitals win the match by 4 wickets and 10 balls to spare.
Sharma stated that the players made some mistakes on the field, upsetting Mumbai Indians’ plans.
“We always come prepared, whether it’s the first game or last game, we want to try and win every game. But we made some mistakes on the field which didn’t go according to plans. Those things can happen. We just need to keep it tight within the group. Disappointed, but it’s not the end,” said Sharma.
“I thought it (177) was a good score. It didn’t look like that kind of a pitch where you could get 170-plus at the start. But we played well in the middle and finished off well as well. It was a good score on the board, it’s just that we didn’t bowl according to the plans,” he added.
The next match Mumbai Indians will be playing is against Rajasthan Royals on April 2 at DY Patil Stadium.
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