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IPL 2018| MI vs RCB: I don’t want to wear the orange cap says, Virat Kohli

Rohit Sharma termed Tuesday’s match as the ‘perfect game’ for them.


In the 14th match of the 11th season of Indian Premier League, Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians registered their first win of the season against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Though RCB lost the match by 46 runs, skipper Virat Kohli shined as he slammed unbeaten 92 runs off 62 deliveries. Virat Kohli’s 92-run knock also earned him the orange cap. Talking about the match, a heart-broken Kohli said his boy’s failed to make a statement.

“We just threw it away, and must reflect on our dismissals. Few good partnerships would’ve done the trick for us. Not the 40-45 scores but 80-85 one. But credit to Mumbai who bowled really well,” Virat Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

Virat is the owner the Orange Cap with 201 runs in four matches. Talking about the Orange Cap, the 29-year-old cricketer said, “I don’t really want to wear the orange cap right now. Mumbai played well, we didn’t get any chances, and when you have your back against the wall – like they did – they could play fearlessly. We tried our hardest but couldn’t get the breakthroughs in after the two early wickets.”

Meanwhile, MI skipper Rohit Sharma termed Tuesday’s match as the ‘perfect game’ for them.

“It wasn’t the ideal situation and I thought Umesh (Yadav) bowled in the right areas. There’s always something for the seamers in the first six overs, but the wicket was still soft when I came in, so just wanted to assess the situation and pace my innings. Always easier when you spend some time at the crease. This is a perfect game for us,” Sharma said after registering their first win.