IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 55* off 48 balls ensured Mumbai Indians did not have any hiccups as they cruised to a nine-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders. The Mumbai win means KKR is eliminated of the playoffs berth. Rohit Sharma led the 133-chase with some brilliant strokeplay. He ensured he played cricketing shots and did not take unnecessary risks. After the win, Rohit dedicated the win to his little baby girl Samaira. Rohit made a gesture towards Ritika who was in the stands with his bat indicating the little baby is in his lap and happy. It was an adorable moment.
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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.