Mumbai Indians’ Ishan Kishan Believes His Team Was 15 Runs Short

Watch Ishan Kishan speak to the media after Mumbai Indians lost their fourth match in IPL 2018.

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Defending champions Mumbai Indians lost their fourth match after Number 8 batsman Krishnappa Gowtham's unbeaten 33 off 11 balls led Rajasthan Royals to a three-wicket victory in another dramatic finish at Jaipur.

Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper batsman Ishan Kishan praised Gowtham for his unbeaten cameo.

He (Gowtham) really batted well. He waited for the ball before going for his strokes.
Ishan Kishan

Kishan was, however, unfazed by the defeat and said his side will bounce back.

We have been in such conditions in the past also but Mumbai Indians are known to bounce back. So we are not going to lose hope. We would be bouncing back playing our best cricket.
Ishan Kishan

Asked if his team was heading towards a big total at one point of time and whether poor batting cost them the match, Ishan said his side were 15 runs short.

I think we were 15 runs short but this happens in any T20 match. They (RR) bowled well and the wicket was also not easy to bat later on.
Ishan Kishan

On Jofra Archer's spell of 3 for 22, Kishan said, "He bowled well but still we could have scored more when he was bowling. He gave a few loose deliveries like full tosses and we could have scored more.

"But this is the beauty of the game, sometimes you are able to score big runs and sometimes you are not."

Kishan thanked his physio for getting him fit after he had sustained an injury off Hardik Pandya's throw in an earlier match.

(With inputs from PTI and AP)

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