Rohit Sharma came to support Rishabh Pant after the Delhi Capitals captain had a scorching day in the field in the crunch IPL 2022 clash against Mumbai Indians. With a playoff spot on the line, DC lost to MI by five wickets, focusing on Pant for a DRS foul he made and who came back to chase the team. The DC skipper also dropped an absolute nanny in the 12th to give Dewald Brevis a reprieve. After the game, Rohit Sharma said that in a high-pressure tournament like the IPL, “little inconveniences can happen”, but he backed Pant to come back strong next season.
“He is a quality captain, there is no doubt about it. Over the past few seasons we have seen how he has led his team. Sometimes things don’t go the way you want, it’s as simple as that. I’ve had situations like this before and I just told him about the same thing. Things like this happen on the ground, sometimes it just doesn’t go the way you want. So there’s nothing wrong with it,” Rohit Sharma said in the virtual press conference after the match.
“You can learn a lot from this and try to keep things simple. He has a great mind, he reads the game well from behind. It’s a high pressure tournament and those little awkwardnesses can happen. But it’s important not to to lose confidence and not to doubt yourself. That’s something I talked to him about. He is a confident man, he will come back strong next season,” he added.
While Brevis DC’s missed catch didn’t cost too much with the young South African batter being dismissed for 37, the decision not to revisit a caught deficit against Tim David came back to them in a big way. to bite.
David was on a duck when DC decided not to take the review. He then hit 34 runs from 11 balls to put MI in the driver’s seat. Mumbai Indians won the game by five wickets, putting an end to DC’s hopes of making it to the playoffs. Instead, Royal Challengers Bangalore became the fourth and final team to enter the play-offs.
Despite the win, MI finished at the bottom of the points list and Rohit looked back on the campaign.
“We were here to win the game. I know a few teams were watching us closely, but for us it was important to get what we wanted out of this game to make sure we finish at a high level , and some positives as well from this last game. Once we lost eight at the trot, it was hard. It’s never easy when you lose games like that. I thought we did well in the second half of the tournament said the MI captain.
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