After losing two back-to-back games, Mumbai Indians have made a solid comeback in the season, beating Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders in two consecutive games. At one moment, it seemed difficult for Mumbai to contain the masterclass of Venkatesh Iyer, who went on to score a century, but eventually, Mumbai found enough support from their batters to cross the finish line.
“Yeah, it's a great feeling. So awesome to have two wins in a row,” Tim David said in the post-match press conference. “He (Venkatesh) played a great innings. He started so quickly. Any time the player gets a 100, it is special. So, for him to play that way, I'm sure he feels good about it. But again, for us to overcome that century and to win the game, that's really pleasing for us.”
After being the Impact player for the first three matches, Tim David started in the Playing XI on Sunday after Rohit Sharma complained of a stomach bug, leaving Suryakumar Yadav to lead the side. Rohit later came out to bat as an impact player. Speaking on the same, David clarified that due to the excessive heatwave, Rohit Sharma had to take precautions.
“I think Rohit wasn't feeling so well today and it being a day game, it was very hot. I have been the impact player in the last few days, so I was a bit upset when I was told I wasn't the impact player anymore. But he wasn't feeling so well. He batted nicely and it's just smart management. I think when it's so hot like that, it’s better to be just smart about it,” David added.