IPL 2019: It was Rohit Sharma’s 67 that gave Mumbai Indians a good opportunity of setting a formidable 155 against table-toppers Chennai Super Kings. The knock proved decisive as Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 46 runs. Hardik Pandya hailed captain Rohit as he expressed his desire to watch him join Avengers team. Rohit’s innings was laced with three sixes and six fours. It was an important win for Mumbai as they solidified their claim for a playoff spot. Hardik’s post read, “Time for the Hitman to join the Avengers  Amazing win in Chennai.”

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Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya chipped in with a crucial 23 off 18 balls.

“It’s a massive boost to any opposition if he’s (Dhoni) not around. His presence does a lot for their team. When you don’t have him when you’re chasing, it becomes slightly difficult. They must have felt his absence. He was sick, uncontrollable. It was a great effort from us. We played some excellent cricket. We are not yet there (playoffs). We have to be at it. Next three – two against KKR and one against SRH. As a team when we go forward, we are clear what to do. We want more good days than bad days. We have learnt from our losses,” said Rohit at the post-match presentation.

Brief scores: Mumbai Indians 155/4 (Rohit Sharma 67, Evin Lewis 32; Mitchell Santner 2/13) vs Chennai Super Kings