'I take full responsibility' - Rohit Sharma as MI's winless streak continues in IPL 2022
Mumbai Indians suffered a sixth straight loss in IPL 2022.
Mumbai Indians’ dismal IPL 2022 campaign continued after an 18-run loss against the Lucknow Super Giants at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on April 16. This loss was the sixth successive one for MI this season as they are yet to register the first points.
Meanwhile, a gutted Rohit Sharma took the responsibility on himself after his team fell short again during a run chase. Opening the innings along with youngster Ishan Kishan, Rohit could only manage six runs before being dismissed which put pressure on the team early on. The skipper also said that he has not lived up to the team’s expectations.
Hard to point out one particular situation: Rohit Sharma
“Hard to point out one particular situation, when you are chasing a total we need big partnerships, something we failed to do today. There’s no particular reason to it, we try and put team before the individual,” Rohit said during the post-match interview.
Mumbai had one recognized partnership during their stiff chase of 200, which was a 64-run stand between Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma for the fourth wicket. Once the duo was dismissed, the batters who followed failed to rise up to the occasion and the former champions were restricted to 181/9 despite late hits from Kieron Pollard, who scored 25 runs off 14 deliveries. Nonetheless, Mumbai Indians failed to match up to the steep asking rate in the death overs.
“We lost six games now. We are trying to understand what our right combination is, but it all depends on the opposition that we play. When you lose games it is very easy to point out that changes are being made but we try and go with our best XI,” he added.
“I take the full responsibility of not putting the team in the situation of what they expect from me. I back myself to go out there and enjoy the game and doing what I have been doing all these years. It’s important to keep looking forward. It’s not the end of the world, we have come back before and we will try and comeback again,” the six-time IPL winner further added.
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