INDIA: After their 7th consecutive loss, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma lamented his team’s top-order woes in the ongoing IPL. Still, he could only admire veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his match-winning knock on Thursday. Mumbai Indians suffered their seventh defeat in the IPL, with Dhoni guiding Chennai Super Kings to a three-wicket win in a last-ball finish with a 13-ball 28 not out.
We put up a great fight. We were right in the thick of things. Despite batting poorly, our bowlers kept us in the game the entire time. However, we all know how calming MS Dhoni can be, and he took them home. During the post-match presentation, Rohit stated.
“It’s difficult to put your finger on it (top-order problems). It’s always going to be difficult if you lose three or two wickets upfront. You’re constantly playing the catching (up) game.”
Tilak Varma’s 51 not out helped MI reach a respectable total of 155 for 7, but it was insufficient as CSK chased down the target in the final ball of the last over. “We reached a reasonable target where we thought we could put them under pressure with the ball.” I thought we had them under pressure until the last over. “But, in the end, MS and Pretorius remained calm and brought them home.
After being invited to bat, Rohit stated that the pitch was good and that his team could have scored more runs. CSK captain Ravindra Jadeja was effusive in his praise for Dhoni. “The way the game was going, we were very tense, but we knew at some point that MSD was there, and if he played to the last ball, he could finish the match.” “He (Dhoni) demonstrated that he is still alive and capable of finishing the game.” He stated about Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo, “Our team has a lot of experience, so they know when to perform and what to do. So, even if we don’t win the game, we try to remain calm and relaxed.”
“I don’t take fielding for granted and continue to improve. We need to improve our fielding and catch because we can’t keep dropping catches every game” Jadeja spoke about his team’s subpar fielding performance.