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“We failed to capitalize on the start we got”: MI skipper Rohit Sharma after losing against KKR

On Thursday evening, September 23, Mumbai Indians lost its second match in the second phase of the 14th season of Indian Premium League (IPL).

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by seven wickets in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season on Thursday, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

MI initially posted 155 for six in 20 overs, with Quinton de Kock smashing 55 off 42 balls.

Skipper Rohit Sharma returned to the team after the defending champions kept him away in the earlier match due to niggle.

While talking at the ceremony after match, Sharma said: “We started really well but didn’t get enough towards the back end of the innings and we also went wrong at a few places. I thought it was a good pitch, we failed to capitalize on the start we got and we didn’t bowl well at the start. I don’t want to look into it too much, things can happen and you have to move on. We need to focus on next few crucial matches. After a good start we had to get small partnerships but we kept losing wickets at regular intervals, it is not easy for new batters to go in and start hitting the ball. It is something that happened in the last game as well and we will address it. It is always there at the back of the mind on where you stand, we are still in the middle of the table, so we have to get back and fight and hopefully get some wins on the trot.”

It would not be wrong to say that Rahul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer struck fluent half-centuries to guide Kolkata Knight Riders to a comfortable win.

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