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IPL 2018| Our batsmen should have done better: Rohit Sharma


Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians suffered their second consecutive defeat from SunRisers Hyderabad in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday.

In the last game, Defending champions Mumbai Indians lost to Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their opening game.
Talking about the defeat, MI skipper Rohit Sharma said that his side wasn’t able to put a fighting total against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Speaking after the match, Rohit Sharma said: “Being at the receiving end for the second time is tough to digest. It wasn’t a good enough total, and our batsmen should have done better.”

The 30-year-old, however, was in all praise for his bowlers.

“The bowlers showed a lot of character to get us back into the game. We have a great squad, and for the youngsters to come out and perform, it’s amazing. They have a long way to go,” Rohit said.

“Tough luck, we fought till the end, but to lose isn’t a great feeling,” expressed the MI skipper.

Chasing a modest 148, Hyderabad were going good, 73/1 at a stage, until a batting collapse. However, Deepak Hooda’s 32 off 25 balls followed by Billy Stanlake’s boundary off the final delivery guided the hosts home.

MI will take on Delhi Daredevils at home on Saturday while SRH will face Kolkata Knight Riders in an away fixture the same day.

-With IANS inputs.