RCB vs MI: Rohit Sharma explains why Ishan was not sent to bat in Super Over
Mumbai : Another nail biting thriller entertained people in the Monday match against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, where both the team scored brilliant runs and took the game to Super Over to find the winner of the game.
In the super over, Mumbai Indians got a chance to bat first, but Rohit Sharma chose not to send his inform batsman Ishan Kishan to play the Super Over, baffling most of the MI fans. Kishan had top scored for MI with a 58-ball 99, nearly seeing MI home.
MI sent Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya instead to play the Super Over. Even the Super Over boiled down to the last ball, with RCB skipper Kohli hitting a boundary off it to get his team over the line.
Later, Rohit Sharma explained his decision to not send Ishan Kishan to play the super over.
"He (Kishan) was drained out and was not comfortable. We thought we could send him but he was not feeling fresh. I mean 7 runs you need to have luck on your side, we had to get wickets but there was also an unfortunate boundary. There are a lot of positives to take away from this game," Rohit said after the match.
"It was a great game of cricket. We were not in the game at all when we started off with the bat. Great innings by Ishan there and then Pollard was brilliant as usual for us. It is just that we couldn’t start well, I thought we could chase 200 with the batting power we have," Rohit said.
"We didn’t get the momentum in the first 6-7 overs and also lost three wickets. With Polly being there, anything can happen, Ishan was also hitting it well so we had the belief that we would get there. Nothing to take away from RCB they held their nerve more than us."