Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has explained why sensational Ishan Kishan was not sent out to bat in the Super Over even though he was fresh from his exploits of 99 runs off 58 balls in which he hit nine sixes.
“With Polly (Pollard) being there, anything can happen, and Ishan can hit. We had the belief that we could do it. They held their nerves although we put pressure. Kishan was drained out and he was not comfortable for the Super Over. He was not feeling fresh and Hardiks is someone we trust hitting the long balls,” Sharma said.
Pollard had played a good hand of 60 runs off just 24 balls.
Mumbai Indians will now take on Kings Eleven Punjab on October 1.
“It was a great game. We were not in the game at all when we started with the bat. Great innings by Ishan to get us back. Polly was brilliant as usual. Just tht we didn’t start well, I thought we could have got 200 with the batting we have,” added Rohit.
Ishan Kishan is not only from Jharkhand from where MS Dhoni belongs but like the former Indian skipper, he is also a wicketkeeper-batsman.
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians both ended up on 201 which necessitated Super Over.