Gujarat Titans secured a place in the final of the LPI 2023 after a convincing victory over Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2. Despite the loss, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma took a moment to appreciate the stellar performance of Titans starter Shubman Gill from Gujarat. Gill’s exceptional hitting display played a crucial role in creating a formidable total for his team.
Rohit Sharma conceded that the wicket was in good condition and credited Gill for his remarkable innings. The Mumbai Indians captain also acknowledged that the Titans gained an advantage by racking up 25 extra runs during his batting.
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Despite Mumbai’s positive mindset going into the chase, they struggled to form substantial partnerships and lost their way during the crucial moments of the innings.
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Reflecting on the game, Rohit Sharma highlighted the importance of uniting partnerships and finding momentum, particularly when facing a challenging target like the one set by the Titans. He praised Gill for his exceptional batting performance, emphasizing the credit he deserved for his remarkable form throughout the tournament.
“It was a great total, Shubman hit very well. The portillo was really good. They got an extra 25, with the hitting we had we were pretty positive going in. We couldn’t get enough partnerships together. Green and Surya beat well but we missed.
“We talked about giving him a good chance, we lost a couple of wickets on the power play and we didn’t get the momentum going after a target like that. We wanted a batsman like Shubman batted all the way, and you never know – one side is shorter and the wicket was good, anything can happen, credit where due, Gujarat played well.
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Rohit Sharma mentioned the unfortunate concussion suffered by Ishan Kishan and recognized the importance of adapting to different conditions and situations.
While refraining from making judgments about the team’s performance on that particular day, Sharma acknowledged the superior playability displayed by the Gujarat Titans.
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“We didn’t expect that, he had a bit of a concussion, I don’t know how it happened. [on Ishan]. We have been talking about adapting to different conditions and different situations. I’m not going to investigate that, we didn’t play well to win the game. Playing this game and qualifying third gives us a lot of confidence, our hitting has been the biggest positive, especially some of the younger players and take that into next season and see what you can do.”
“All the bowling teams have been challenged this season, seeing what happened in the previous game, we had a great performance. I have to give Shubman credit, he’s in great shape and I hope he continues that way. [smiles]. Tim throughout the season we’ve given him a role: certain situations where he’s going to hit. Vishnu is a good player and I have seen him personally and I am not going to judge anything today, Gujarat played well.
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Looking ahead, Rohit Sharma expressed confidence in the Mumbai Indians’ ability to bounce back from defeat. He praised the team’s hitting performance, especially the younger players, and encouraged them to carry the positive aspects of their game into next season.
Rohit Sharma also recognized the challenges bowling teams face throughout the season, emphasizing the need for adaptability and resilience. He recognized the outstanding performance of the Gujarat Titans and applauded their efforts to secure a place in the final.
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