Rohit Sharma is very happy with his Mumbai Indians squad & praised his players for defeating Delhi Capitals in yesterday’s clash at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Rohit hailed them for bowling exceptionally while ensuring a “clinical” performance with the bat. The 33 year old further went on to term yesterday as a “perfect day” for his team indicating his happiness after the win. The triumph helped Mumbai Indians to grab the top spot on the points table on account of a superior net run rate.
“Means a lot. The kind of cricket we are playing gives us confidence going forward. Really pleased how we have played in the first half of the tournament. Perfect day for us. We did everything right today. We bowled really well, then clinical with the bat,” said Rohit during the post-match conference when asked to share his thoughts following the comprehensive win.
Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer admitted that his team finished 10-15 runs short, highlighting the unpredicted run-out of all-rounder Marcus Stoinis as a game changer for them.
“We were 10-15 short. 175 would have looked completely different. We really missed out when Stoinis got run out. That is something we need to work on,” he stated.
Delhi Capitals posted an average total of 162 runs with the loss of four wickets after Iyer won the toss & opted to bat first. Openers Shikhar Dhawan was the highest run scorer by fetching 69 runs in just 52 balls in an innings which comprises of six boundaries & a six. Dhawan received the support from his team’s captain who scored 42 runs off 33 deliveries. However half centuries scored by Quinton De Kock & Suryakumar Yadav helped Mumbai Indians remain in contention at every stage of the knock with Kieron Pollard & Krunal Pandya getting the team defend the target & hail victory.