Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav played a blissful knock of 79* runs off just 47 deliveries during the game against Rajasthan Royals. Batting at number 3, Yadav helped his team post a winning total of 193-4 on the board at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium of Abu Dhabi.
MI skipper Rohit Sharma appreciated the knock of the 30-year-old at the post-match presentation ceremony. Rohit talked about the shot-making and innovative strokes of his team-mate.
“I spoke to him today before the match. He was batting well all these games. It was all about shot-making – today, his shot-making was perfect. All the innovative shots at the end came in handy,” said Rohit after the match got over.
MI’s bowlers also put up a great show where Jasprit Bumrah bagged four scalps. With terrific support from Trent Boult and James Pattinson, Mumbai restricted Rajsthan at 136.
A brilliant all-round performance from the MI Paltan
Defending champions Mumbai Indians outclassed the opposition in all three departments of the game. Besides great batting and bowling, MI fielders also contributed to their team’s victory. The fans got to witness some outstanding catches in the field from Kieron Pollard and substitute Anukul Roy. Their ground fielding was also commendable.
“We strive to play with power. We’ve got quality in this squad. We’ve given confidence to each one of them because we know they’re very talented. The conditions are quite helpful [for our fast bowlers]. We were not sure how the pitches were going to be, whether it would be helpful for our pace battery,” said Rohit.
“But it was nipping around, and it’s good to have guys who can exploit those conditions. The fielding was brilliant, it’s something we take pride in. We’ve worked hard on it after coming here. I’m glad that we can pull off those magnificent catches,” he concluded.