Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir slammed the Rajasthan Royals (RR) when they put up a highly inefficient effort and the Mumbai Indians (MI) lost by eight wickets.
MI sent the bat, RR scored 90 runs for the wicket in their 20 overs. They then let MI dominate with the bat as well as chase and dust off in 8.2 overs.
Analyzing RR’s horror show, Gambhir concludes that the franchise deserves to be knocked out after the manner in which he came out against MI.
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“If you play this kind of cricket, you deserve it. If you play your worst game in a moment of crisis, you can’t expect to qualify for the playoffs. This is where the most important thing comes in and how much your mental strength depends on it. This is where you can differentiate boys from men, ”Gambhir told ESPN Cricinfo, hitting RR.
The former India opener gave a serious opinion that MI proved that there was no ghost in the way they batted on the pitch. According to him, the distance between the teams was clear in Sharjah.
“You shouldn’t judge the surface until both teams play with it. The Mumbai Indians made it very easy and it looked like a very good wicket. It only shows how much difference there is in the quality of both attacks. They (RR) did not look like a party in the race to qualify. There is no way, ”Gambhir added.
Evin Lewis top-scored for RR with 224 runs but no other batsman was able to score 20 runs.
“Han Shan Kisan Keeping and opening makes Mumbai a more balanced team” – Gautam Gambhir
MI brought a change to the top of the order for Tuesday’s game and the move worked brilliantly as Han Shan Kisan hit an unbeaten 50 off 25 balls.
Talking about Kishan’s performance, Gambhir claimed that his presence in the team as an opener-keeper gives MI more stability. He said:
“Han Shan Kisan took his hand with both hands and played really well. He actually played a first over and was talking about whether everyone should be aggressive. He has played some great shots and will get a lot of confidence from here. ”
Gambhir further commented on MI’s team combination:
“Keeping Ishan Kisan and opening makes Mumbai a much more balanced team. He can do what Quinton de Kock was doing. And now, they can get Jimmy Neesham, who bowled really well and proved that his selection was right. Suddenly, they look like IPL-winning teams again. ”
They will face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their last IPL 2021 league match on Friday, October IPL.