The youngster Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav were going superbly for Mumbai Indians and had brought the team in a strong position. Both got substantial fifties against the Rajasthan Royals before departing. But once they both got out in very quick succession, the MI middle to lower order struggled to get going and RR restricted MI to 167. Rohit Sharma, Krunal and Hardik Pandya, as well as Kieron Pollard, got out cheaply in the quest for some really quick runs and it proved to be decisive in the end.
Talking about the same. Ishan Kishan, the Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper-batsman, has reiterated that his team was about 15-20 runs short in the end, leaving no allowance for their best bowler Jasprit Bhumrah to have a bad over at the death, again.
Ishan said, “I wouldn’t say it was bad batting. The starting partnership was important that we got. They bowled well. It was not easy to score runs for a new batsman who comes in. It was a little difficult for them. So I’ll say we were 15 runs short but this was a good total.”
Ishan also praised Jofra Archer, the Jamaican fast bowler, who was on a debut for Rajasthan and bowled the crucial spell of four overs for just 22 and picked up 3 wickets. He said, “He bowled well. But still, we could have scored more runs when he was bowling. He gave us little loose balls, full toss and everything. But I think this is the beauty of cricket. Sometimes you’re able to score big runs, sometimes you’re not able (to),”
“We have been in this condition before also and Mumbai Indians is known for bouncing back. So we won’t lose hope, obviously,”