IPL 2018: It was great to see Rohit bat up the order, says Suryakumar Yadav

Rohit Sharma played the match winning knock for Mumbai against CSK.

Suryakumar Yadav | IANS

Suryakumar Yadav, the Mumbai Indians right-hand batsman, has stated that it was great for him to be able to see Rohit Sharma come up in the batting order at no.3 against the Chennai Super Kings and play the match-winning knock for his team.

Rohit, whose slot in the batting order has been a topic of debate, scored 56 against Chennai Super Kings in Pune on Saturday in a run-chase of 170.  

Suryakumar was quoted saying to the reporters about this as "It is his and team management's decision to come down the order. Maybe he wants to take more responsibility by playing till the end. But, he has been performing at all numbers - at one-down or two-down. In the last game, he came up and shouldered the responsibility. Obviously, in coming games, we can see more of it," 

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He also made his views clear about Rohit's batting position by stating it was great to see his captain bat up the order. He said, "He put his hand up and came in that pressure situation which is nothing better than him coming and performing. We are happy that an experienced player like Rohit did that,"

Looking forward to tonight's game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.  He said, "We took the five losses in our stride than thinking about them. We won the last game against CSK and gained momentum, and we would like to continue with it going forward," 


By Kashish Chadha - 01 May, 2018

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