“The team understands what is required of them. My plans work only because there is support from the entire team. This is something that I’ve always had at Mumbai Indians. The areas for concern will always be there. We’ve set ourselves standards that we want to match-up to every time we step on the field. Every game we play – whether we win or lose, the intent is to improve as a unit in all departments. We’ve been successful over the years because we understand what we need to do as a team and as individuals as well. Every team has threats. It’s crucial to be good on that particular day,” he further added.
Rohit told about the MI and CSK encounter, he Said
“There’s hype around an MI vs CSK game because both teams have won championships. For us, every team is a threat. We understand the importance of being good enough on one particular day. CSK have Ambati Rayudu who has played at Hyderabad. We’ve all played at the venue. So I don’t think the venue will make much of a difference. Both teams will want to start well and build from there on. I don’t believe in the past. I’m a firm believer in delivering on that particular day. CSK have lost wickets in the Powerplay, but the other day (against DC), they played well. So every day is a different day. We know CSK have a good batting line-up and we need to think of how we can put pressure on them.”
“We’ve been on the road for a while. We luckily finished on the top, won the first Qualifier and reached the finals. So the break was good. We got time to rejuvenate.”
Rohit Sharma Also said that we have to manage the Jasprit Bumrah’s workload, he added
“Jasprit is someone who likes to play games to make sure he’s in rhythm. Our physios and trainers have monitored him well. We’ve had no issues with both Bumrah and Hardik.”
“We played the IPL in 2013 and won the trophy. After that, we (Team India) played the Champions Trophy and ended up winning that as well. So I believe in playing cricket to maintain the rhythm. PL is a platform for players to play more and get back in form.”
“Hardik is a great example. He was injured before the IPL, but he’s done tremendously well for us. He’s been great for us with both bat and ball,” Rohit Sharma signed off.