Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said on Saturday that playing at the Arun Jaitley Stadium would suit his team’s style of play, but it was important to support bowlers who are under pressure on smaller grounds.
All-rounder Kieran Pollard (87 off 34 balls) continues with a quick half-century as Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by four wickets in the IPL.
This is MI’s second win here with so many matches left.
The defending champions fought in Chepauk, where they managed to win just two of their five games.
“It fits our style of play, and yes, bowlers are stressed, but that’s where you support the bowlers. Bowlers are games for runs, but it’s important to support your main group of bowlers,” Rohit said after the high-scoring match.
Speaking about the game where Mumbai bowlers gave up 218 runs, Rohit said: “I know it is always difficult for bowlers on a good pitch and small ground. We wanted to be positive (our bowling) after completing 20 overs.
“We got off to a good start and saw what happened. I mean we chatted for a while (during the innings break) and said it was a good pitch. There were shot makers in our batting lineup and in the end we wanted to take the game.
The captain supported the decision to send all-rounder Krunal Pandya to fourth.
“There is also an excellent partnership and a Krunal-Polly partnership at the top. We support Krunal (at No. 4) and he is in good form in domestic cricket. [CSK] Have an offspinner. “
CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni felt that his team was not able to execute his plans properly and also destroyed the dropped catches.
“It’s an excellent wicket. There is a difference in the execution.
“If you look at how it happened. Our goal in terms of execution is very low. It is important to do so. In a tournament like this, you win and lose in a few close games. When you are under the pump, you learn a lot.
“Wherever we are in the points table, we take one game at a time. We never focus on where we are standing at the table. That is our good point along the way,” Dhoni said.