His first goal completed, defending champions Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has not set his sights on the IPL play-offs, which he considers as a “small little tournament”. MI (18 factors from 13 games) has ensured a top-two end within the IPL league desk with a scientific nine-wicket win over Delhi Capitals on Saturday and can tackle Sunrisers Hyderabad of their concluding game on Tuesday in Sharjah.
“Now that we know we have qualified, it’s a good achievement. All the hard work that we did before we came here and also when we came here, it all paid off. “So, one hurdle which is being crossed, another small little tournament to play for us and before that we still got one more game against SRH (Sunrisers Hyderabad),” Rohit mentioned in a video posted on MI’s official Twitter web page.
Rohit had missed the last 4 games for MI, as he’s recovering from a left-leg hamstring damage, and he’s unlikely to characteristic of their last game towards SRH as effectively. “It is going to be another important game for us, we don’t want to think about the opposition to be honest. We just want to come out here and play and keep that momentum going. It is important when we play the play-offs,” he mentioned.
MI’s Director of Cricket Operations and former India pacer Zaheer Khan mentioned they know learn how to strategy the play-offs having characteristic within the last-four stage many occasions previously.
“Like last year, I think the play-offs is your time. I feel once the team goes to play-offs, the support staff’s role is finished. It’s about how you see it, that’s your space. How you approach it, there are various factors, which come into play and I think this team knows how to play a play-off,” Zaheer mentioned in one other video.