‘We Enjoy Watching the Pandya Brothers Play,’ Says Rohit Sharma

The Mumbai Indians skipper credited the bowlers for restricting Sunrisers Hyderabad’s total in their IPL match.

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Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya of the Mumbai Indians. (Photo: BCCI)

Watching the Pandya brothers – Krunal and Hardik – express themselves on the field is a treat to watch from the dug-out said Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma.

You must have seen both (Hardik and Krunal) of them on the ground. They are expressive. That’s just how they play. And we have given them the liberty to express themselves. It brings out the best from them and we also enjoy seeing that from the dressing room. 

Mumbai Indians beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets on Wednesday, marking their second IP 10 win. The MI skipper was happy with the team's win against the defending champions.

It was a perfect platform for us to showcase our talents with the ball because we all know how the Sunrisers, especially the top four, bat, so firstly credit to the bowlers for coming out and restricting them.
‘We Enjoy Watching the Pandya Brothers Play,’ Says Rohit Sharma

He added:

When they execute their plans, it becomes easy for a captain to manoeuvre his field. We know how Warner plays upfront as well as Shikhar. Lot of credit goes to the bowlers and the fielders.

But Rohit doesn't want to look too far ahead as the team is only three matches into the tournament.

Still early days, just three games, but we would like to take a lot from the three games. I could not have asked for anything more from each of the 10 players. But now the big challenge, we go to Bangalore.”
Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their first IPL 10 match to Mumbai Indians. (Photo: BCCI)
Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their first IPL 10 match to Mumbai Indians. (Photo: BCCI)

Wednesday’s match marked Sunrisers Hyderabad’s first defeat in IPL 10. Skipper David Warner said that their team’s total of 158 was fell about 2-30 runs short.

We needed a better score. If we sum it up, we were 20-30 short and one of us needed to get a big score. We need to go to Kolkata and start again with a positive attitude.

The visitors went from a comfortable 105/1 after the 13th over to ending their 20 overs at 158 for the loss of eight wickets.

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