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IPL: MI skipper Rohit blame batsmen for SRH loss

By Team Pardaphash 
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Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma blamed his batsmen for the loss against the SRH and said that his side wasn’t able to put a fighting total against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

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Three-time champion MI lost to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their opening game and were handed another defeat on Thursday when SRH pulled off a thrilling last-ball win.

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

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.

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

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