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Michael Vaughan has a special message for Rohit Sharma


Former England captain Michael Vaughan who has been vocal about cricket-related matters on social media took time to praise Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma for his fantabulous captaincy that helped his side pull off a sensational 40-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Alzarri Joseph scripted the perfect debut in Indian Premier League, with a six-fer on the card, Joseph crushed Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 19th match of the competition.Mumbai Indians players- Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma and Alzarri Joseph

Mumbai Indians posted only 136/7 in their quota of overs, a modest total according to their standards. But they bowled brilliantly well to notch up a perfect win and thanks to Alzarri Joseph who turned things around for his team and that too in his debut match.

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He was named the man of the match for his 6/12 that gave Mumbai Indians enough cutting edge to knock down Sunrisers at their own den for a paltry 96 runs (all out) which was their lowest ever total in IPL history. Nobody predicted this.

Vaughan took to Twitter to praise Rohit Sharma. His captain read, “Rohit Sharma is a very very good captain.”

Talking about the match, Rohit Sharma said he was pleased with the result. The way he rotated the bowlers and set up perfect field placements was brilliant. “Yes, very pleased. Winning the game is obviously a great result. I thought 136 wasn’t a great batting effort, but we bowled in the right areas, kept them guessing all the time and held our nerves. We were in the game till the last ball which is what we spoke of,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation.

He also went on to praise Alzarri for his best bowling spell. “It was a sensational bowling effort from Alzarri, to bowl like this in the first game. He’s come in on a lot of confidence from the CPL and he’s carrying it here,” he added.

“We didn’t bat well to start with, kept losing wickets and we knew after a few overs that it wasn’t a 170-180 pitch. The pitch was under covers for a day, it was raining as well and the wicket was a bit sticky. So we knew that 140 would be a good score to defend because we’ve got the quality in our bowling and we back them to defend whatever we get,” Rohit said.

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