Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma was in all praise for Suryakumar Yadav for his fearless batting.
Mumbai registered a convincing win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the MA Chidambaram where despite having a tough pitch Suryakumar Yadav smashed all over the park and scored a fifty as well.
“I think Yadav is carrying that form that he had when he played for India. He is very fearless when he bats. When he plays those shots, it doesn’t look like he’s taking risks. Those are cricketing shots. We need a guy who bats fearlessly,” said Rohit Sharma after the match.
Rohit, who smashed 43 off 32 balls and shared a 76-run second-wicket stand with Yadav added that the Chennai pitch is different from the other one at Wankhede where the other matches are taking place.
“KKR batted brilliantly in the first six overs” – Rohit Sharma
“Definitely, it is not easy on this pitch. A set batsman needs to carry on for as long as possible. The trend in Chennai is when the new batsman comes in, it becomes hard to go from ball one, unlike Wankhede,” added Rohit Sharma.
“Anyone who came to bowl at different stages wanted to put their hand up and do something for the team. We can take a lot of confidence from this game. There were lots of positives,” he shared before mentioning the leg-spinner Rahul Chahar whose four for 27 dismantled the KKR batting line-up.
“KKR batted brilliantly in the first six overs. But once the powerplay was gone, the way Rahul came and got wickets — that was crucial. And Krunal at the end was also crucial. I can praise all the bowlers, honestly,” Rohit Sharma concluded.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals has confirmed the news on Tuesday that the all-rounder, Ben Stokes wouldn’t be featured in the entire Indian Premier League (IPL) as he has sustained an injury in his hand when he caught Chris Gayle in Rajasthan Royals’ first game against Punjab Kings on Monday.