Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma missed his first match of the IPL second leg against the Chennai Super Kings. Also, presently, the Head Coach of the Mumbai establishment, Mahela Jayawardene has expressed that Rohit felt that he requires some additional days to be match fit.
Adding that Hitman has been running and doing his batting drills, Jayawardene expressed that the Mumbai captain ought to be fit to take the field for the Mumbai Indians’ next match against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) side that will happen on 23rd September 2021.
Aside from Rohit, even all-rounder Hardik Pandya missed the second leg match against the CSK side. Also, Jayawardene said that Pandya experienced a minor niggle during preparing, and there isn’t anything genuine with regards to his physical issue.
“Rohit was batting and doing his running, after coming back from the UK, we probably felt he needed extra few days so he should be fine to play the next game. Hardik was training, had a niggle, so precaution and giving him extra days, but nothing serious,” stated by Mahela Jayawardene
“Well, I think the pitch was not doing much, to be honest, in the second innings, the wicket was pretty good. The odd one sat up a little bit. I agree we probably gave a couple of soft dismissals, we probably needed someone to take responsibility and bat through the innings which we did not do. That was the difference with CSK with Ruturaj Gaikwad doing that for them,” added by him.
Mahela Jayawardene additionally stayed upon Mumbai’s loss in the initial challenge of the IPL second leg against the CSK side.
Adding that the pitch was not doing a lot, the Mumbai Head Coach said that somebody from the Mumbai camp ought to have batted directly through the innings. Jayawardene finished by expressing that Ruturaj Gaikwad did precisely that for Chennai, and that ended up being the contrast between the different sides eventually.