IPL 2020, RCB vs MI: Rohit Sharma explains why he didn’t ship Ishan Kishan to bat in Super Over

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The Indian Premier League 2020 continued to dwell as much as the moniker of probably being the most effective T20 league within the World with one other nail-biting thriller on Monday. Match 10 of the season, between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians resulted in a tie, (already the second of the season) with Virat Kohli’s RCB ultimately pipping Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians in a Super Over.

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Off the ultimate ball of the second innings, Kieron Pollard crashed a boundary to assist MI equal RCB’s rating of 201, pushing the match into the Super Over. But when it was MI’s flip to bat first, it was baffling to not see Ishan Kishan come out to bat. Kishan had high scored for MI with a 58-ball 99, almost seeing MI residence. MI despatched Pollard and Hardik Pandya, a proceed that raised some eyebrows in the long term because the staff scored simply seven runs off the Super Over. Even the Super Over boiled all the way down to the last ball, with RCB skipper Kohli hitting a boundary off it to get his staff over the road.

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As stunning because it was to not see Kishan getting one other go, MI skipper Rohit defined the explanation behind holding the batsman back.

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“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 stated after the match.

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A soaking moist Kishan watched from the dugout as MI appear perilously near registering their second win of the season. Half-centuries from Aaron Finch, AB de Villiers and Devdutt Padikkal had propelled RCB to a powerful 201/3. MI, of their chase have been dented early, restricted to 78/four within the 12th over. But a partnership of 119 between Kishan and Pollard introduced MI right back within the game, with the West Indies all-rounder staying unbeaten on 60 off 24 balls with three fours and 5 sixes.

“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 stated.

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“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.”

[Attribution HT]

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