Rohit Sharma admits Rishabh Pant blew away Mumbai Indians at Wankhede

first_img scorecard graphs commentary Rohan Sen MumbaiMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 25, 2019 09:27 IST IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant showed little respect to the Mumbai Indians bowlers at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant smashed a 27-ball 78 and helped Delhi Capitals post 213 for 6 at WankhedePant’s 78 included seven boundaries and seven sixes as he launched into Mumbai Indians We made a lot of mistakes today and that was the reason we lost the match: MI captain Rohit SharmaMumbai Indians’ losing streak in their opening match of the Indian Premier League stretched to 7 matches on Sunday after their 37-run loss against Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede stadium.But not many can blame Mumbai Indians for the way they competed in the match after being blown away by Rishabh Pant in the first innings.Pant took the MI bowlers to the cleaners as he blazed away to a 27-ball 78 not out to propel Delhi to 213 for 6 after being put into bat.MI in reply fought hard with Yuvraj Singh top-scoring with 53 runs but they were always behind the asking rate after captain Rohit Sharma got out in the second over itself.Rohit had to admit that his team was completely blown away by a magical innings from Rishabh Pant.”First game is always challenging for most of the teams because there are lot of new players in the squad. We made a lot of mistakes today and that was the reason we lost the match. We were in the game in the first 10 overs while bowling but the way Rishabh batted, we have to give the credit to him,” Rohit Sharma said after the loss.”We missed our lengths and failed to execute our plans but that can happen as there are lot of new guys in the squad and understanding takes a bit of time. But having said that we are all professional cricketers and we need to learn from our mistake as quickly as possible.Always a pleasure watching @RishabPant777 in his natural habitat.#PlayerOfTheMatch #MIvDC #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/e2agXtMUOyadvertisementDelhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 24, 2019″We had 6 bowling options today. We didn’t play another spinner because I thought pitch will do something for the pacers. They had lot of left-handers in the squad so I was not convinced that leg spinner will bowl full four overs. We were very really clear about how we want to approach the game.”Yuvi batted brilliantly: RohitRohit rued the lack of partnerships in this game and also hinted at a change in the playing XI for the next game which they will play on March 28 against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.”The combination might change in the next match that will depend on the opposition. I think the pitch was good. It was coming onto the bat nicely. We still ended up scoring 180. Nobody went onto to score a big score. Yuvi batted brilliantly. If someone would have made 70+ in the top four then things would have been different,” Rohit Sharma concluded.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Rishabh PantFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Rohit SharmaFollow IPL 2019 advertisementcenter_img view more view less Rohit Sharma admits Rishabh Pant blew away Mumbai Indians at WankhedeRishabh Pant took the MI bowlers to the cleaners as he blazed away to a 27-ball 78 not out to propel Delhi to 213 for 6 after being put into bat. No data available!last_img read more

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