The opener Rohit Sharma returned to the game after missing four matches due to a hamstring injury. “I was happy to be back, it’s been a while. I’m looking forward to play few more games here, let’s see what happens. It (hamstring) is fine, absolutely,” said Rohit Sharma after their 10-wicket loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL on Tuesday. Rohit Sharma returned to the game after two-week on a day when BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, in an interview to PTI, suggested not to rush his comeback from what he called a “hamstring tear”.
Due to the injury, Rohit Sharma was not included in the Indian squad for the Australian tour. According to Mumbai Indians (MI) team management, Rohit Sharma suffered a hamstring strain in his left leg in the games against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). When asked about Rohit Sharma’s health during the toss, he said: “Looks like I’m fit and fine”. Talking about the hammering Mumbai Indians (MI) received by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Rohit Sharma said it was a game to forget and not remember, ahead of the Qualifier 1 against Delhi Capitals on Thursday. “Not the day we want to remember, probably our worst performance of the season. We wanted to try a few things, it didn’t go our way. We knew dew was going to play a factor and we wanted to take the toss out of consideration, but we didn’t play good cricket today,” he said.
Talking about the key bowlers Rohit said: “They played good shots in the powerplay, and that helped them. If you take wickets in the powerplay, even if there is dew, it can put pressure on the opposition. “It’s a very funny format. It’s always nice to forget what has happened, and focus on the present. They (Delhi) are a good side, so it will be a good challenge to face them,” added Rohit Sharma.
Mumbai Indians (MI) will now face Delhi Capitals (DC) in the first qualifier.