Pragyan Ojha (left) has been a key member in the Mumbai Indians' squad © PTI
Pragyan Ojha (left) has been a key member in the Mumbai Indians’ squad © PTI

Sep 18, 2014

Mumbai Indians (MI) spinner Pragyan Ojha said on Thursday that his side’s poor show in the ongoing Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 qualifying round will make them stronger. The defending champions of the tournament failed to qualify for the main round after disappointing show.

Ojha took to the social networking and microblogging website Twitter to express his disappointment.

Meanwhile, after being knocked out following the loss to Northern Knights in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians’ ace batsman Michael Hussey said some tight bowling by pacers Trent Boult and Tim Southee had led to his team’s downfall.

“The Northern Knights pace attack operated very well. Southee and Boult bowled very well at the start and we could not get going. They had us under pressure and the new guys coming in also found it difficult. Scott Styris reaped the rewards but I think the credit goes to the two pace bowlers for the initial set up,” said Hussey at the post match press conference after losing by six wickets last night at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium.

Hussey also admitted that the New Zealand outfit was brilliant on the field. ”It was one of the days where the opposition was right on top of the game and we were just off. They were brilliant in the field and luck was on their side. The Knights are playing with a lot of confidence and they will be a dangerous side in the main tournament,” he said.

(With inputs from PTI)