Shreyas Iyer On Rishabh Pant’s Injury and Recovery Time Needed

Shreyas Iyer speaks after Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets.

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Shreyas Iyer speaks after Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets.
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Delhi Capitals (DC) captain Shreyas Iyer said that Mumbai Indians (MI) on Sunday outplayed them in all departments following his team's 5-wicket defeat to the four-time champions at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. MI chased down a target of 163 with relative ease after restricting DC to 162/4.

"Overall, they outplayed us in all the departments. We need to work on our mindsets before the next game," said Shreyas after the match.

Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya took Mumbai Indians home as the defending champions registered their fifth win this season.
Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya took Mumbai Indians home as the defending champions registered their fifth win this season.
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"Definitely, I would say 10-15 short, 170-175 on the board would have looked completely different. We really missed out when (Marcus) Stoinis got out, he was hitting the ball really well and also seeing the ball like a football, that was the main error that we did and something that we really need to work on. Apart from that the effort we put on the field, we could definitely work on that as there were a few misfields and dropped catches as well."

DC were without explosive wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant as he was out with an injury the team’s line-up changed quite a bit with Ajinkya Rahane making his season debut but Shimron Hetmyer having to concede his overseas player slot to wicket-keeper Alex Carey.

When asked about Pant’s injury, Shreyas said he could be out for a week, which puts him in doubt for their next match against Rajasthan Royals.

"We have no idea (on Rishabh's availability), the doctor said he has to rest for a week and hope he comes back really strong," he said.

(With inputs from IANS)

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