Former India coach Ravi Shastri praises Rohit Sharma for his performance in Mumbai’s last game against Delhi Capitals on April 11 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
Ravi Shastri praises Rohit Sharma
Winning the toss Mumbai chose to bowl first where Delhi Capitals scored 172 runs for 10 wickets loss. Mumbai Indians who lost their first 2 matches were under pressure to win this match to maintain a positive mood around the team.
Rohit and Ishan opened the inning where the captain took responsibility and made an aggressive start. Rohit scored 65 runs and laid a strong foundation. Though Mumbai struggles towards the end they managed to win the match in a thrilling final over.
Rohit who scored 1 and 21 runs in Mumbai’s previous games made a strong comeback and let led the team to register their maiden victory.
“Rohit Sharma brilliantly soaked the pressure against Delhi. He led the side from the front and this match-winning performance will do him, as well as Mumbai Indians, a world of good,” Shastri told Star Sports.
“This win will give MI a lot of confidence going forward into the tournament.” Meanwhile, the legendary Sunil Gavaskar wants Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to bat higher up the order to give himself more time.
Ravi Shastri also suggests CSK skipper MS Dhoni to promote himself in the batting line. After facing a defeat against RR in the home venue, CSK will face Faf du Plessis-led RCB to play their next match on April 17 in M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
“I am hoping MS Dhoni promotes himself higher in the batting order. So that he gets to play more than two or three overs in the games, he can make that difference for CSK with his batting because he is capable of scoring big runs,” Gavaskar said.
Mumbai Indians will play their next game against Kolata Knight Riders on April 16 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.