Harbhajan Singh vows CSK will come back stronger after loss against MI

MI skipper Rohit Sharma led the run chase against the southpaws

Harbhajan Singh of Chennai Super Kings
Harbhajan Singh of Chennai Super Kings. (Photo by IANS)

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The Chennai Super Kings succumbed to their second defeat of the season after losing to the Mumbai Indians last night in a thriller. Despite the loss, the MS Dhoni-led squad remains at the top of the points table with 10 points and a superior run rate. On the other hand, with only the second victory of the season, Mumbai jumped two places from the bottom to be placed at sixth currently in the standings.

MI skipper Rohit Sharma led the run chase against the southpaws and was supported by Suryakumar Yadav (44) and Evin Lews (47) at the top, as the three-time IPL winners sealed the match by 8 wickets. Rohit was also awarded the Man of the Match for his flamboyant innings of 56.

However, Harbhajan Singh, former MI player for the last decade who now dons the yellow outfit of CSK feels there shouldn’t be hard feelings for the loss. The ‘turbanator’ took to his Twitter handle and vowed his fans the team will come back stronger.

The 37-year-old wrote, “Great fight till the end..wasn’t our day. Great innings by @ImRaina! The #YellowArmy will come back much stronger! Well done @ImRo45 top inn! Congratulations @mipaltan #MIvsCSK”

You can see the Tweet below

Match Details

Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten on 56 off 33 balls at the close of the innings as Mumbai chased down the competitive 170-run target with two balls to spare. Having required a win to stay alive in the tournament, Suryakumar Yadav and  Evin Lewis gave Mumbai a flying start. It was then the skipper himself who took the team over the rope, thereby keeping their playoff hopes alive.

Earlier, Suresh Raina smashed an unbeaten 75 as CSK posted 169/5. Raina blasted four sixes and six fours in his unconquered innings after Ambati Rayudu’s 46 set the foundation for CSK.

Skipper MS Dhoni also chipped in with 26 off 21 balls which were studded with three boundaries and a six but MI bowled well in the death overs to restrict them inside 170.

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