IPL 2023
IPL 2023: “There is a lot of time left in the tournament” – Rohit Sharma after the defeat
By SMCS - Apr 23, 2023 8:13 am
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Punjab Kings won by 13 runs over Mumbai Indians in the 31st match of the IPL 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 22. Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to bowl. Batting first, PBKS managed to post 214 in 20 overs courtesy of Sam Curran’s 55 and Harpreet Singh’s 41.

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh bowled a phenomenal spell for PBKS against MI

While chasing, Mumbai Indians lost their opener, Ishan Kishan, for 1. However, skipper Rohit Sharma played a 44-run knock whereas Cameron Green scored 67 and Suryakumar Yadav hit 57. But their efforts went in vain as they could manage 201 runs, eventually losing the game as well.

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Here is what the captains and the player of the match said after the game:

Sam Curran, PBKS skipper and Player of the Match said as quoted by Cricbuzz: Pretty special. What an amazing ground. The environment is incredible here. It (the win) is a massive positive for us. I don’t think I should be getting the Man of the Match considering how the boys closed the game out there. Without Shikhar, we know we had to take that responsibility. Our group is coming together really well. Shikhar will be fit soon. We won 4 out of the 7 games and it is not a bad place to be. Have got great support from the management and the local guys. The boys are enjoying themselves, and it is still a long way to go and the important thing is enjoy the game and don’t put too much pressure on ourselves.

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MI vs PBKS

Arshdeep Singh said as quoted by Cricbuzz: Feels good whenever I take wickets. Right now I feel even happier as the team won. I have shortened my run-up as it helped me with the no-ball problem and I am enjoying my cricket at the moment. Danny (Morrison) you should come and stand next to me (when bowling the final over), the heartbeat is not even close to 120.

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Rohit Sharma, MI skipper said as quoted by Cricbuzz: (On their death bowling) Yes, a little disappointment there, we made some errors in the field which can happen, not gonna look too much into that. Just keep our heads high, we have won three and lost three, pretty even-stevens at the moment. There is a lot of time left in the tournament. We can’t look down and start worrying about things. Yes, we didn’t come out on top today. We made some errors but something to go back and look into. (On Green and Sky) Quite happy with the way those two guys batted today and they kept us in the game till the end. Credit to Arshdeep the way he bowled in the last couple of overs.