Mumbai, May 1: After winning the first match of IPL 2022, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said that his team showed its true potential against Rajasthan Royals, adding that they failed to find their best combination in the first eight matches of the season.
A disciplined bowling performance followed by a fantastic fifty from Suryakumar Yadav (51 for 39) helped Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by five wickets and end their eight match losing streak in the current season of the IPL at Dr DY Patil Stadium on Saturday.
It was Mumbai’s first win in their ninth game of the ongoing IPL 2022 season and they are bottom of the points table.
“I would definitely take it (win), that’s how we play, the real potential came out today, especially with the ball. They kept applying pressure. If you keep taking wickets it’s going to be tough for them, we did it perfectly today,” Rohit said in the post-show presentation. to the match.
Rohit also mentioned that they are playing in different conditions on various types of pitches and could not present their best mix.
“This is the team we played the first two games, except for some bowling changes. When you have a season like that, you’re not sure about your mix. You want to try so many things,” he said.
“The conditions are different. The ball tends to stick here, the courts are flat in the other places. We try to present the best combination, it hasn’t worked in eight games. But one thing I can say is that we weren’t impressed by the opposition. , we were very close. If we had won those games, things would have been a little bit different,” he added.
Speaking of the young spinners, Hrithik Shokeen, Kumar Kartikeya, the patron of Mumbai said that they are brave people.
“(On Hrithik and Kartikeya) These two guys are brave, they want to do something special. It gives me the confidence to launch them at any time,” he said.