The loss to Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede still hurts, says Robin Singh
The Mumbai Indians lost three close games on the trot that certainly affects the confidence of the team
Updated - Apr 21, 2018 11:53 pm
The fans could not have asked for a better start to the IPL. The Mumbai Indians squared off against the Chennai Super Kings who were returning after a two-year suspension. The Men in Blue certainly looked the stronger of the two sides and the home game certainly added more advantage to the Mumbai Indians.
The Men in Blue were on top of the game for the major part. Until the 18th over of the second innings, MI was soaring through and was expected to bag the first points of the IPL 2018. But a Bravo masterclass in the final three overs of the innings coupled with Kedar Jadhav’s finish took the Super Kings over the line. The yellow army picked up a one-wicket victory in a thrilling encounter. Robin Singh, head coach of Mumbai Indians feels that it is still difficult to digest the narrow loss to CSK.
One win from four games
”It is not a matter of concern because we were on the course of winning three matches consecutively. The one-wicket defeat against Chennai Super Kings still pinches because we had them on the mat. We feel we went for edges but they never flew, can’t say what went wrong. We got the act together and don’t want to look back but forward. We are looking at the remaining matches and keen to give our hundred percent,” Robin Singh was quoted as saying by cricketcountry.com.
The coach also added that Ishan Kishan has recovered from the injury and will join the practice session soon. The Mumbai Indians face the Rajasthan Royals in their next encounter. The Rohit Sharma led side has a good record against the Royals but the coach believes that past record will not matter during the day of the match. “Bygones are bygones and it can just give you confidence but we would do what we want to do. They are coming from back-to-back losses and the one against CSK was a humiliating one. We will make them know that they are coming from back-to-back losses.” Singh added.
The Men in Blue will be facing the Royals in Jaipur in what is said to be an important game for both the franchises.