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“I Needed To Do…”: Hardik Pandya’s Confession After MI Suffer Yet Another Loss | Cricket News

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"I Needed To Do...": Hardik Pandya's Confession After MI Suffer Yet Another Loss | Cricket News

Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya on Monday urged his team to show a little more ‘discipline’ and ‘courage’ to turn things around after a third straight defeat in the IPL 2024. Asked to bat, stayed MI were reeling at 20 for 4 in the fourth over and they simply could not recover from the disastrous start, managing just 125 for nine in the allotted 20 overs. In reply, Rajasthan Royals overhauled the target with 27 balls to spare for a six-wicket win. “We didn’t start the way we wanted, tough night tonight,” Hardik told broadcasters after the match.

“Results, sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t happen. I don’t think much surprises me anymore. But as a group we believe that we can achieve much better things in the future and that we just have to be more disciplined and show more. courage.”

It was Hardik’s 21-ball 34 that increased MI’s total. But things went downhill after he was sent back by Yuzvendra Chahal.

“I think we were in a good position to give us a chance to get to 150 or 160 but I think my wicket changed the game and got them more into the game and I think I had it better can do,” he said.

The bowlers had a good office day, with Chahal (3/11) and Trent Boult (3/22) securing the victory for RR.

“It’s good to have something for the bowlers too. The game is quite cruel for the bowlers. But it was unexpected. It’s all about doing the right things,” Hardik said.

RR skipper Sanju Samson said the toss played a crucial role in deciding the fate of the match.

“(The toss) I think that was the game changer. The toss was very crucial. I felt it was too sticky to start and we had the experience of the speed of Trent Boult and Nandre Burger,” said Samson.

“(Boult) has been playing international cricket for so long and we expected him to deliver results. I didn’t expect four or five wickets but it was great.

“We all do our part and move on. Someone like R Ashwin knew we had a good powerplay so he didn’t go for wickets, he just kept it tight. So it’s about teamwork.” Chasing 126 for a win, RR were reduced to 48 for three in the seventh over but Riyan Parag blasted a 39-ball 54 not out, his second consecutive fifty this season, to take the team home.

“Basically, I have simplified everything instead of trying to do a lot of things. Earlier, when I wasn’t getting runs, I was trying a lot of different things. This year it’s just seeing the ball and hitting the ball,” Parag said. said.

“When I play domestically, these are exactly the situations I come to bat in. When Jos (Jos Buttler) bhai and Ash (R Ashwin) bhai stepped out, I thought to myself, this is what I do in domestic cricket. So that’s what I do. I calculated.

On the difference between domestic cricket and IPL, Parag said, “I haven’t performed at all for three to four years. And you really go back to the hotel room and think, when you know you can do it, and the results don’t come.” , you go back to the salon.

“I realized I wasn’t practicing at this kind of level, so I started doing that.” Boult was named Player of the Match for his three wickets in the powerplay, two of which – Rohit Sharma and Naman Dhir – came first over himself.

“Never say it’s a certainty in the format, but it was nice to get the wickets. We created pressure early, nice to get some wickets and happy that the result was to our liking,” he said.

Boult also called South Africa’s Nandre Burger a “great find”.

“Bowls with great skill and plays with heart. Sandeep has obviously missed out but he will play a big role in the season. Excited to be part of this bowling attack.”

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