Having started their title defence with a thumping defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians' skipper Rohit Sharma reflected on the sub-par performance of his team, saying they were unable to take wickets when it was most needed and that led to their downfall.
The seventh Indian Premier League kicked off on Wednesday with an emphatic 41-run win for Kolkata Knight Riders over Mumbai Indians, as Jacques Kallis set the tone with a 46-ball 72 before Sunil Narine completed the task with four wickets.
Though the first phase of the tournament has moved out of India, a large crowd trooped in to cheer the two teams. But Mumbai Indians lost wickets at regular intveral and never looked in a position to change things around.
"The way we played today was disappointing. There were not much positives out of the game but I hope the guys take (whatever) positives and enjoy each others' company, Rohit said in a post match comment."
"We did not pick up wickets when we wanted. They (KKR) went after the bowling with 8 wickets in hand. There are a few things to learn from this game. I hope the boys pick it up. The odd balls were stopping and coming. Overall, the wicket played well but we did not bat well," he added.