IPL 2013: Rohit Sharma says he doesn’t get worried with few failures

Rohit Sharma smashes an unbeaten 74 runs from 50 balls against the Delhi Daredevils © PTI

Mumbai: Apr 10, 2013
 
Mumbai Indians batsman Rohit Sharma, who stitched a 132-run partnership with Dinesh Karthik for the third wicket, said that he doesn’t worry about failures.
 
“I do not get worried too much with a few failures,” Rohit was quoted as saying in the official Indian Premier League website.
 
“We just wanted to stick in there. We knew it was a good wicket to bat on. We just needed a big partnership and we got a crucial hundred plus partnership which is very crucial in this format of the game. Dinesh Karthik has been batting really well, so my job initially was to just rotate the strike and let him play as much as possible. I am glad that I finished off really well after his departure and got Mumbai off to a winning total.”
 
Rohit didn’t had a good start in the IPL 2013 campaign. In the first two matches he scored 11 and 8 and critics had written him off from the tournament’s big players to look out. However, Tuesday’s performance against Delhi Daredevils just shows that people will make a mistake if they write him off so early.
 
“This is a format where you need a little bit of time to get into the groove and then score freely. This is my style of playing, this is the way I play and I am glad that I have got some runs and was at the winning side. I am happy with my performance and I look forward to continuing this.”
 
Despite scoring 27 runs off 12 Morne Morkel deliveries, Rohit said he had decided to play simple against the ace pacer.
 
“Morne is a quality bowler, I just played proper cricketing shots against him. I have been playing against him for the past couple of years or maybe more than that. I did not want to play any flashy shots and throw away my wicket.”
 
Rohit believes Mumbai Indians have a long way to go and one or two defeats doesn’t matter much.
 
“It was our first game here [at Wankhede] and it was an important game for us to perform. You might have seen teams talking about momentum in this format and it was important for us to win this game at home. Hopefully we can get things underway from here. I am happy with my performance and I just want to enjoy the game.”
 
Rohit was also praised Ricky Ponting, who took an amazing catch off the very first ball of the Delhi Daredevils’ run chase.
 
“It was fantastic catch isn’t it. That shows what an outstanding fielder he is,” Rohit concluded.

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