Home > News >

IPL 2014: Rohit Sharma admits nothing is working for Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians have had a disastrous outing in the IPL so far © IANS
Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians have had a disastrous outing in the IPL so far © IANS

Sharjah: Apr 27, 2014

 

Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma found it difficult to explain the consistent failure of his much-vaunted batting line-up stating that “nothing is working” for the team at the moment in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Mumbai Indians suffered their fourth straight defeat of the tournament when they were trumped by six wickets on Sunday by the Delhi Daredevils.

“Batting has been a problem for us. 126 was not the score we were looking forward to. You need to put up a reasonable total for the bowlers to defend. We kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Still some work is needed to be done,” MI skipper did not mince words at the post-match presentation ceremony.

One could sense the disappointment in his voice when he was questioned on what needs to be done to get out of the situation.

“Our batting needs to improve. We have tried things like changing the batting order. It’s not working out at all. Our batters need to step up. Hopefully, we would win a few matches when we go back to Mumbai,” the stylish batsman said.

Delhi Daredevils captain Kevin Pietersen lauded his bowlers for executing their plans to perfection.

“It was a 50-50 situation at the toss. Our bowlers were magnificent today. We had a very lengthy meeting yesterday and the boys executed the plans perfectly. Can’t ask for anything more. M Vijay played an amazing knock, what a player,” the elated skipper commented.

Pietersen again reiterated that IPL is more of a “marathon than a sprint” where one needs to get the “momentum and keep doing the right things”.

Man of the Match Vijay said that he would have ideally liked to finish the game but was happy that the team registered its second win of the tournament.

“The wicket was a bit on the slower side but I would have liked to finish the game for my team,” Vijay said.

The Tamil Nadu opener is satisfied with his current form. “I have been hitting the ball well at the nets and have been able to carry my good form in domestic cricket into IPL”.

He also did not forget to thank the crowd in UAE. “It has been great fun in Dubai as the crowd was amazing,” he said.

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule: Match time table for IPL 7

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule & Results

Click here for IPL 2014 complete coverage

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 23, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Hambantota

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (00:00 IST)   at Basseterre, St Kitts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Aug 27, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Cardiff

More

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 22, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 177 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 21, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 3 wkts

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 17, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 93 runs

Photos

England Women vs India Women 2014, 1st ODI at Scarborough

Videos

Morgan talks upcoming ODI series and World Cup

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Live Cricket Score, 1st ODI at Hambantota: Jayawardene, Mathews looking to steady the Lankan innings

India look to regain confidence in warm-up match ahead of ODI series against England

India tour of England 2014: Visitor’s recent record in overseas ODIs a cause for concern

India tour of England 2014: Is county cricket really the answer for Indian batsmen?

India vs England 2014: Ideal opportunity for Sanju Samson and other youngsters to shine

England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Ravi Shastri Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 West Indies Zimbabwe

Rahul Dravid: Support staff can’t bat, bowl or catch for you

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI at Hambantota: Mohammad Irfan dismisses Dinesh Chandimal

Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard among big names to play for IPL sides in CLT20 2014

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI at Hambantota: Hosts in trouble as Sangakkara departs

Mickey Arthur favourite to take over as West Indies coach

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014: Younis Khan’s ODI comeback brings hope to Pakistan

India tour of England 2014: India among teams losing three tests in a series after being 1-0 ahead

Stephen Fleming: New Zealand tour to England in 1999 is one of my best moments

India tour of England 2014: Blaming WAGs for India’s poor run is childish

India look to regain confidence in warm-up match ahead of ODI series against England

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

660 Posts | 6 Fans

Funny Cricket Wonders and Blunders

Mickey Arthur favourite to take over as West Indies coach

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI at Hambantota: Hosts in trouble as Sangakkara departs

Motorola Shamu aka Nexus 6 spotted on Indian import manifest

Rs 1200-crore sought for Lokayukta infrastructure in Gujarat

Ebola in India: WHO urges India to strengthen Ebola control and prevention plans

Singham Returns box office collection: Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor’s film rakes in Rs 112.59 crore!

Sexy Sunny Leone performs ALS ice bucket challenge – watch video!

Beware, your blood test can reveal your eating habits

Apple iPhone 6 confirmed by Chinese carrier ahead of September 9 launch

National Security Act invoked against gangrape accused in Muzaffarnagar

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here