Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma may not be in the best of form, registering scores of 4, 3 and 2 in the three games of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 10 so far, but his side has managed to win two of those three games. Though his form has been shaky, he is a happy man with two of his side’s brightest stars doing well. All-rounders Krunal and Hardik Pandya have done well so far and played crucial roles in their side’s wins. Rohit is happy with the manner in which the Pandya brothers express themselves on the field, something which makes them a treat to watch from the dug-out.
“You must have seen both (Hardik and Krunal) of them on the ground. They are expressive. That’s just how they play. And we have given them the liberty to express themselves. It brings out the best from them and we also enjoy seeing that from the dressing room,” a PTI report quoted Rohit as saying at the post-match presentation.
The MI skipper was happy with his team’s all-round show, and expressed the same after their win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Wankhede on Wednesday. “It was a perfect platform for us to showcase our talents with the ball because we all know how the Sunrisers, especially the top four, bat, so firstly credit to the bowlers for coming out and restricting them.”
It was perfect execution on the bowling unit’s part that has made Rohit happy. “When they execute their plans, it becomes easy for a captain to manoeuvre his field. We know how Warner plays upfront as well as Shikhar. Lot of credit goes to the bowlers and the fielders.”
However, Rohit agreed that it is just early days in the league and his side can’t get complacent. “Still early days, just three games, but we would like to take a lot from the three games. I could not have asked for anything more from each of the 10 players. But now the big challenge, we go to Bangalore,” he said.