Mumbai Indians (MI) are reeling at the bottom of the points list, following their sixth straight defeat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2022.
Rohit Sharma laments lack of partnerships after losing to Lucknow Super Giants (Courtesy of BCCI)
- MI lost by 18 runs to LSG on Saturday in IPL 2022
- MI faced their sixth consecutive defeat in IPL 2022
- KL Rahul’s third IPL hundred blew Mumbai away
Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma said a lack of partnerships cost his team the match against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on April 16 at Brabourne Stadium. After being asked to chase 200, the Mumbai-based team finished with 181/9, giving it an 18-point loss. It was also their sixth consecutive loss in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Sharma, 34, felt that the MI bowlers were unable to restrain the raging Super Giants’ batters in the death overs. The Mumbai captain clearly stated that the MI players need to improve their game in the coming matches to make a comeback.
“Not entering into partnerships cost us, it was not a moment. We tried to put the team in front of the individual, so we tried to keep the main bowlers at the back, but it didn’t work, despite him bowling well. The others have to put on their socks,” Rohit said after the game.
Rohit praises Rahul
Sharma also praised KL Rahul, who scored an unbeaten 103 from just 60 balls, helping LSG help the 199 on the board.
“We try to find combinations and play XIs that work, but we can’t lose it after. It depends on the opposition, but losses make it difficult. Sometimes the opposition’s play has to be applauded, as was the case with Rahul.
“If I know what’s going wrong, I’d correct it, but it won’t work out. But I do take my responsibility, but I will try to use my experience and we hope to come back as a team too,” he added.
After another loss, MI remained at the bottom of the points list with a poor net run rate of -1.048. MI will next face the Ravindra Jadeja-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Thursday, April 21 at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai.