Badly needed the win over Rajasthan Royals: Rohit Sharma

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Badly needed the win over Rajasthan Royals: Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians registered a convincing victory over Rajasthan Royals

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Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Thursday said the defending champions "badly needed" the win over Rajasthan Royals after a couple of reverses in the ongoing Indian Premier League.

Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians' skipper, stated that the team "badly needed" the win over Rajasthan Royals after a couple of defeats in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Having lost their last two games, Mumbai came back strongly in the first of the double headers on Thursday (April 29), defeating Rajasthan by seven wickets and nine balls to spare.

"We needed that win badly after a couple of losses. We did everything right today, right from ball one, and very clinical towards the end as well. Individuals took the responsibilities that were given to them, it was a collective effort," Rohit said at the presentation ceremony.

"Guys were positive as they got to know we were going to Delhi, because it was a good pitch, not like Chennai!"

The MI captain praised his bowlers for their economical performance in the last few overs.

"I thought the bowlers did the job for us. In the last seven overs we gave around 50 runs with seven wickets in hand for them.

"Playing the conditions is very important. We knew that we're going to play on good pitches after Chennai. We didn't adapt well as a team there, but having said that, it looks like from here on the pitch will suit us."

Put in to bat, Rajasthan rode on 42 by skipper Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler's 41 to post a competitive 171 for four but their efforts were overshadowed by Quinton de Kock, who struck six fours and two sixes to help Mumbai cruise through the run chase. 

Rohit added, "There's a lot of discussion that happens around us, because there's a way we want to play. It's very easy to go down when we know they're 110 in 12 overs, it's very easy to lose confidence. But we stuck to our plans.

Alongside de Kock, Krunal Pandya contributed 39 off 26 balls, after being promoted to number 4. 

"Very happy with Quinny's knock, we know how good he can be. Not to forget Krunal's innings as well", acknowledged Rohit. 

RR captain Sanju Samson felt they were 20-25 runs short of a total that could have stretched Mumbai. "We were a few runs short, 20-25 short. We built it up nicely and didn't capitalise. I think they had a very decent bowling line-up, we also have a good bowling line-up. It's just about our batters performing a little more and I'm sure we'll do it," Samson said.

"Till now our bowlers have done a good job. Our bowlers did well but it was a good wicket. It's just about scoring more. The process to do that is to back ourselves and play some positive cricket", Samson concluded. 

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