Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma on Thursday said defending champions Rajasthan Royals need to win after two reverses in the Indian Premier League.
Opener Quinton de Kock scored 70 off 50 balls, where Mumbai Indians won by seven wickets over Rajasthan Royals. Krunal Pandya scored 39 off 26 balls.
“We need that success a lot after some losses. Today we did everything very clinically from Ball One to the end. People took on the responsibilities assigned to them, it was a collective effort,” Rohit said at the show.
“The guys were positive to know we were going to Delhi because it was a good pitch, not like Chennai!”
The MI captain praised their bowlers for their financial performance in the last few overs.
“I thought the bowlers worked for us. In the last 7 overs we gave them 50 for 7 with seven wickets in hand.
“The conditions are very important to play. We know we are going to play on good pitches after Chennai. We did not fit in well as a team there, but after saying that, it looks like it will fit us on the pitch from here.”
To bat, Rajasthan skipper Sanju Samson and Jose Butler scored 41 and 171 for four, respectively, but Arun overtook their efforts with six fours and two maximums to complete the task in 18.3 overs at Arun. Jaitley Stadium.
Rohit said, “There is a lot of talk around us because we have a way to play. It’s very easy to land when we know they are 110 in 12 overs, it’s very easy to lose confidence. But we stick to our plans.
“Quinnie is very happy to be hit, we know how good he is. Krunal should not forget the innings either.
RR captain Sanju Samson felt Mumbai were 20-25 runs away from the total they could expand.
“We had a few runs low, 20-25 low. We built it nicely and didn’t take advantage. I think they had a very good bowling lineup, we also had a good bowling lineup. Shamson said.
“So far our bowlers have done a good job. Our bowlers have done well but it’s a good wicket. It’s just to score more. The process of doing that is to push ourselves back and play some positive cricket.