Rohit reveals why Mumbai enjoy success in CSK fortress
Mumbai Indians defied all odds and finally managed to reach the finals by beating Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets at MA Chidambaram Stadium. Though CSK were quite impressive against other teams, they were given a reality check by Rohit Sharma and Co in three matches this season where they lost all of them.
Rohit Sharma who hasn’t lost a single game at Chennai as Mumbai Indians skipper strengthened the record. He was at the post-match presentation praising collective team efforts that helped them reach the finals, which is their fifth in lucrative IPL.
“Was a great effort. Great feeling to know that we’ll be playing the finals. Three days now in which we can switch off before the final. Much needed break. I knew we have the bowlers to restrict them. Have the confidence in our batters as well. Was important to restrict them to as little as possible, because it can get tricky against their quality spinners.
Was a call we had to make, knowing they have quite a few right-handers in their squad. Jayant is a quality bowler. Thought that a finger-spinner can be more effective than a wristie,” MI skipper added in a statement.
Rohit knew exactly what MS Dhoni would do everything to take the team to a comfort zone and for that, the team had tactical plans and they executed it brilliantly. He credited his bowlers for the way they bowled and executed the plans to perfection.
“Knew MS was going to be crucial towards the end. We had plans laid out. When you restrict a team like that under 140, it looks very good. Credit to our bowlers for executing that. He’s probably one of our best batsmen against spin,” Rohit added.
Why Mumbai Indians enjoy winning in Chennai? Rohit reveals
Rohit Sharma also revealed the main reason why they enjoyed some good success in Chennai. “We knew the spin threat they possess will be a huge factor. Surya plays spin very well. I’ve seen him at close quarters. The shots he plays behind the wicket, those are not easy shots. Always knew he was going to come good at some stage.
We’ve got a balanced squad. Whatever the conditions are, we’ve got the squad for them. Have the balance we need on that kind of pitch. Even the batters are confident in what they want to execute. That’s probably one of the reasons we’ve had some success in Chennai because we play the conditions well and understand the conditions well,” Rohit Sharma concluded.