IPL playoffs another 'small little tournament': Rohit

back icon
safari
01 Nov 2020 | 11:05 AM
authorPTI

IPL playoffs another 'small little tournament': Rohit

The MI skipper has missed the last four games for MI, as he is recovering from a left-leg hamstring injury, and he is unlikely to feature in their last game against SRH as well

heart

Share

His first target accomplished, defending champions Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has not set his sights on the IPL playoffs, which he considers as a "small little tournament". MI (18 points from 13 games) has ensured a top-two finish in the IPL league table with a clinical nine-wicket win over Delhi Capitals on Saturday and will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their final game on Tuesday in Sharjah.

"Now that we know we have qualified, it's a good achievement. All the hard work that we did before we came here and also when we came here, it all paid off.

"So, one hurdle which is being crossed, another small little tournament to play for us and before that we still got one more game against SRH (Sunrisers Hyderabad)," Rohit said in a video posted on MI's official Twitter page.

Rohit had missed the last four games for MI, as he is recovering from a left-leg hamstring injury, and he is unlikely to feature in their last game against SRH as well. "It is going to be another important game for us, we don't want to think about the opposition to be honest. We just want to come out here and play and keep that momentum going. It is important when we play the play-offs," he said.

MI's Director of Cricket Operations and former India pacer Zaheer Khan said they know how to approach the play-offs having feature in the last-four stage many times in the past. "Like last year, I think the playoffs is your time. I feel once the team goes to play-offs, the support staff's role is finished. It's about how you see it, that's your space. How you approach it, there are various factors, which come into play and I think this team knows how to play a play-off," Zaheer said in another video.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
Rohit Gurunath SharmaIndian Premier League, 2020Mumbai IndiansIPL 2020

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
SRH appoint Tom Moody as director of cricket
The 55-year-old Australian was in charge of SRH for seven years till the 2019 season
userPTI
15 Dec 2020
safari
NEWS
Hamstring getting better, keeping fingers crossed for Australia: Rohit Sharma
Rohit was added to the Test squad for the tour of Australia, shortly after he returned from injury to lead MI to their fifth IPL title
userPTI
21 Nov 2020
safari
NEWS
Knowing well we can do damage, no team wants to face MI: Bond
Defending champions Mumbai Indians entered the play-offs of the 13th IPL with nine wins and 18 points
userPTI
04 Nov 2020
safari
NEWS
'Hamstring is absolutely fine,' confirms Rohit
The MI captain's injury forced the Indian selectors not to include him in the squad for the Australia tour
userPTI
04 Nov 2020
safari
NEWS
SRH have a never say die attitude and that's how we approach each game: Warner
SRH finished third in the points table with 14 points and a much better run-rate than RCB, who finished fourth
userPTI
04 Nov 2020
safari
NEWS
Rohit is getting better and will be back soon, assures Kieron Pollard
"There is a bright chance of Rohit playing in the playoffs. Having ensured a top-two finish, it gives him extra days to get fitter," a source privy to the senior cricketer's injury management told PTI on conditions of anonymity
userPTI
31 Oct 2020
safari
NEWS
Not thinking about playoffs, taking one game at a time: De Kock
The MI wicketkeeper smashed an unbeaten 44-ball 78 in their recent match against KKR
userCricket.com Staff
17 Oct 2020
safari
NEWS
Rohit stresses on the need to remain ahead of their opponents
Mumbai jumped to the top of the points table after defeating Delhi Capitals by five wickets
userPTI
12 Oct 2020
safari
NEWS
Rohit: Not easy to come and fill Malinga's boots
The Sri Lankan fast bowler has opted out of this year's edition of the IPL
userPTI
17 Sep 2020
safari
NEWS
IPL 2020: The complete news timeline
What's hot, what's not, who's in, who's out. Everything that you need to know about IPL 2020 - we have it covered here!
userCricket.com staff
04 Sep 2020
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved