IPL 2020: Rohit Sharma blamed the loss on batsmen, said – could not take advantage of a good start. In the first match of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), defending champions Mumbai Indians suffered a five-wicket defeat against Chennai Super Kings.
Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma has blamed the batsmen for the loss. He said that his team’s batsmen could not take advantage of a good start. Let us know that CSK chose bowling after winning the toss. Rohit Sharma and Quinton Dickock got Mumbai off to a great start.
Mumbai’s score was 85 for two at one time, but after that, the team could only manage 162 runs for nine wickets in 20 overs. Chennai achieved this target by losing five wickets in 19.2 overs. During this, Ambati Rayudu scored 71 runs and Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten 58 runs.
After the match, Rohit Sharma said that the way Rayudu and du Plessis batted for Chennai, none of our batsmen played like that. Full credit goes to the Chennai bowlers. He bowled brilliantly at the end and returned to the match, which is all we need to learn.
He also said that these are early days. We want to start well. Momentum is very important in this tournament. We got to learn a few things from this match. We made some mistakes. Hopefully, we will improve them and do better in the next match.
Apart from this, Rohit also said that his team needs to adapt to the circumstances. We need to adapt to the pitches. It gets better after dew. You need to find the gap and focus on the match.
When Rohit was asked about playing without fans in the stadium, he said that we are accustomed to playing in a ground full of spectators and we knew that such matches (without the audience in the stadium) are to be played. It does not matter, it is New Normal. I hope things get well soon.