Axar Patel Blames ‘Messy Fielding’ for Delhi Capitals Defeat against Mumbai Indians!


Mumbai Indians registered a five wicket win against Delhi Capitals on Sunday & an all-rounder Axar Patel feels that sloppy fielding was responsible for the defeat. Mumbai Indians chased a total of 163 runs with five wickets in hand & two balls to spare against Delhi Capitals.

Quinton de Kock & Suryakumar Yadav has played knocks of 53 runs each for Mumbai Indians. For Delhi Capitals Kasigo Rabada emerged as the star bowler as he returned with the figures of 2-28. De Kock & Suryakumar together had stitched a partnership of 46 runs to give a Mumbai Indians a breakthrough in the match.

“All bowlers were confident and were expecting what we had planned. I feel if we had avoided a few misfields and drops the result might have been different. There’s not much difference but the way we fought till the last ball, that was very good,” said Axar in a video posted on Delhi Capitals’ twitter handle after their match against Delhi Capitals.

Batting first, DC’s batsman Shikhar Dhawan played an unbeaten knock of 69 runs scored in 52 balls which helped the team to post a total of 162/4. However Mumbai Indians were able to chase this average target & registered a massive victory over Mumbai Indians. Axar further feels that despite of defeats there are still some positives that could be taken from the game.

“The positives which we take from this game are that our batsman is scoring runs. Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan is coming into form, Shreyas is in form,” said Axar. Delhi Capitals will next face Rajasthan Royals on October 14 while Mumbai Indians will face KKR on 16 October.