IPL 2023 – Rohit Sharma – ‘The arrival of young batsmen is the biggest positive thing for Mumbai’

Mumbai Indians’ IPL campaign ends in 2023 lost by 62 runs Against Gujarat Titans in the second qualifier in Ahmedabad. their captain Rohit Sharma Said that their batting and especially the performance of some of the younger players has been the biggest positive for them this season.

Mumbai adopted ultra-aggressive approach To compensate for the loss of several of their first-choice bowlers due to injuries, including Jasprit Bumrah and Joffra Archer. This season they scored over 200 six times, the most by any team in a single edition of the IPL.

“I mean, playing this game, qualifying third in the tournament, you know, it gives us a lot of confidence,” Rohit told the host broadcaster after the game.

Mumbai had a slow start to the season, before coming out on top of the mid-table jam to make the playoffs. After this they defeated Lucknow Super Giants eliminator To reach the second qualifier.

players like Tilak Vermawho scored 43 runs from 14 balls in their defeat on Friday, and Nehal Vadhera played a role in their reaching third place.

“Really our batting was the biggest positive,” Rohit said. “Having some of the young players who have come through this tournament performing really well is a big positive for us that we can take into next season and see what we can do with the team.”

A brilliant century on Friday Shubman Gill Took Titans to 233 runs. While Tilak, Suryakumar Yadav (61 off 38) and Cameron Green (30 off 20) played good innings, bowling out Mumbai for 171.

“Yes, look, it was a great score. Shubman batted really well. The wicket was really good. We thought, you know, they scored 20-25 extra runs. But you know the batting line that we had “We were very good when we went in after the first half,” Rohit said. “Couldn’t build long partnerships. Greeny and Surya batted well in the middle, but we got a little lost there.”

Rohit believes that Mumbai could not take full advantage of the powerplay due to the loss of three wickets, while their score was 72 runs after the first six overs.

“We thought about giving it a good crack. We wanted to stay positive. And you know, you have to make full use of the powerplay as well, which didn’t go well for us. We lost a few wickets there and then, yes, Couldn’t get the momentum that you really want when you’re chasing that kind of goal.

“But I thought Surya and Greeny batted well in the middle, got something for us there. But yes, you know what? We wanted a batsman like Gujarat, Shubman batted till the end. We wanted someone Go out and bat and take the game deep and you never know, anything can happen.”

After this Mumbai had to improve its plans Ishan Kishan Got injured while fielding. He accidentally collided with Chris Jordan and went off the field and was replaced by Vishnu Vinod, who became the first concussion substitute of the IPL. In Kishan’s absence, Vadhera opened with Rohit.

“Yeah, I mean, it’s something we didn’t expect. He had a bit of an injury there. I don’t know how it happened, but yes, it was a last-minute change,” Rohit said. “But you know as a team you have to adapt. It’s something we’ve been talking about since the beginning of the tournament.

“You have to adapt to different game situations, different situations. But yeah, I wouldn’t look at that. We just didn’t play well enough to win the game.”

Vinod came to bat before Tim David in the 12th over and scored 5 runs in 7 balls. Rohit said the decision was taken so that David could get a chance to enter at a later date, which seems more suitable for his game.

“Tim, throughout the season, we have given him a role, given him a certain situation of the game where he has to bat. But yes, I mean, look, we wanted Vishnu to come and play his game,” Rohit he said. “He’s a good player. We’ve seen it. I’ve seen it personally. I mean, like I said, it didn’t come across today. So I wouldn’t look at any of the decisions we made today that It was wrong. It’s just that, you know, Gujarat came out on top today.”

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