IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma stepped it up with a brilliant 55* off 48 balls to take his side over the line and top the points table. Rohit was sublime throughout his innings in a 133 chase. He did not take risks, put the bad balls away and carried his bat through. The day certainly belonged to ‘Daddy’ Rohit who also celebrated the win in a very special manner. He carried his newborn daughter Samaira on his lap with his wife Ritika for company. The Sharmas looked happy and that will surely delight the fans. Also Read - India vs Australia 2020 Squad News: Ishant Sharma Ruled Out of Test Series, Rohit Sharma Still in Contention; T Natarajan Added to ODI Squad
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“It was the team effort that pleased me the most. We don’t depend on a few individuals to take us through, there are a lot of characters who put their hand up and took us through. Today, the entire bowling attack used the pitch and their variations really well to keep a line up like KKR quiet. It is something we know about the IPL that the business end matters, we always come back well in the second half of this tournament. In all the three trophies that we’ve won, the boys have picked themselves up in the business end,” said Rohit Sharma after the win.
Meanwhile, the win also ensured Mumbai go top of the points table which means they will get two shots at the final which is a massive advantage to have.
Earlier in the day, the bowlers kept it tight and got wickets at regular intervals to keep KKR to a low score. KKR could manage merely 133/7 in their allotted 20 overs.
Mumbai Indians will now lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad who became the first ever team in IPL history to make it to the playoffs with merely 12 points.