IPL 2019: ‘Daddy’ Rohit Sharma seems to be making the most of his off day as he ensured he spent maximum time with his newborn daughter. Rohit seemed to be enjoying his pet playing with Samaira as the little one seemed to be enjoying it, giving adorable expressions. It is Ritika Sajdeh who shared the adorable video and captioned it, “Compassion is something us humans need to learn, animals are pretty good teachers if we only paid a little more attention to them. Here’s my little fur baby keeping my little human baby warm ❤️ happy international.”
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by three wickets in a last-ball thriller at Wankhede. Rohit did not play the match as he is nursing an injury.
“Obviously, Rohit is the captain of the team and it was only a precautionary measure for the team. He should be back in the next game,” stand-in skipper Pollard said after leading MI to a last-ball three-wicket win over KXIP. “I would gladly give it back to him and field at the boundary, while also thinking of what to contribute to the team.”
Pollard smashed a whirlwind 83 off 31 balls that contained 10 sixes and three fours to take Mumbai on the doorsteps of victory and Hardik Pandya described the big-hitting West Indian as a legend.
“Heart is pumping pretty fast. Pollard is a legend! One guy who could do this, it was Kieron Pollard. That time and situation needed, both of us had to go for it but I could not connect much,” Pandya said.
“Pollard was backing himself and for the first time in my life while sitting outside I thought 17 per over is a par score. It was still better from the situation we started off from. If Polly was there, he could have finished it off one ball and obviously we didn’t have any set batsman. Four runs, four balls I thought we got this game.”
After Pollard was dismissed in the second ball of the last over, it was Alzarri Joseph (15 not out), who took MI home, chasing down Kings XI’s target of 198 off the last ball.