Mumbai Indians opening batsman Parthiv Patel said that the last two overs cost their team side’s as they could not think that it will affect and changes in the Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League.
Mumbai Indians things that their team performance are going well in control, before losing the match against Rising Pune Supergiants by 10 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper Patel said at the post-match press conference, “These kinds of things can happen in this format when someone like (Mahendra Singh) Dhoni is batting. Obviously, we were in control, but I won’t say it (loss) was just because of those two overs.”
Patel feels that Mitchell McClenaghan and Jasprit Bumrah was cleaners batsman, Dhoni smashed five sixes.
Talking about Bumrah short bowling of a length of yorkers in the first four balls of the last over, Patel said “If you see the last couple of games or even last year, he had been successful against Dhoni with the kind of length he was bowling. He obviously is a good player and has been bowling brilliantly throughout the tournament.”
“You got to sometimes give credit to the batsman. (After) one odd game like this, you have to give credit to someone (Dhoni) who has played so many knocks like this.”
Patel did not consent to the proposal that resting some of the main players in the earlier game, which was Mumbai Indians last of the round-robin phase.
Patel said, “Not really. I had niggle and stayed back. I played with niggles in the last three or four games. It (break) was needed and rightly so and we were sure of the first or second position.”
Talking about their performance, Patel said: “We were thinking 160, but we lost too many wickets after six overs.”
Mumbai Indians did not lose all for the title, Patel said “We got to believe in ourselves. We got another chance because we played well throughout the tournament. That’s the reason we got another chance of playing the Eliminator. It’s very important for us to forget what has happened today and treat the next game as the semi-final.”