Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma on Wednesday expressed his disappointment after the five-time champions suffered an embarrassing 55-run defeat at the hands of Gujarat Titans.
A few days after their bowlers went for 96 runs in the last five overs against Punjab Kings, MI struggled yet again at the death, against the defending champions. MI conceded 70 runs in the last four overs of Gujarat Titans’ innings.
“It’s a little disappointing. We pretty much had control of the game till the last few overs when we went for too many runs. It’s just about execution,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
“We need to execute what’s right, who are the batsmen, those kind of things. But in the end we didn’t do that and gave too many runs. You’ve got to look at every team has very different strengths. We have a strong batting lineup to achieve the target.
Set a stiff target of 208, MI were stopped at 152 for nine in the stipulated 20 overs.
Winning captain Hardik Pandya was delighted with the result and said he always backs his instinct while leading the side.
“In captaincy I take the call in the moment rather than pre-planned. Captaincy is something where I just always bounce on my instinct. Me and Ashu Pa (coach Ashish Nehra) have a very similar mindset and 99 per cent of the times we back our calls and they are similar calls.