Mumbai Indians peaking at right time: Rohit Sharma
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS)
Mumbai Indians' (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma on Tuesday said with four back-to-back victories, the side has got the momentum and is peaking at the right time for the later part of the Indian Premier League (IPL). After Yuvraj Singh's late blitz helped Delhi Daredevils post 152/6, Ambati Rayudu and Rohit Sharma displayed excellent batting skills to help Mumbai reach 153/5 in 19.3 overs, registering a five-wicket win here.
"We are peaking at the right time. We are not thinking about the table right now as it's very complicated and very tight. Every team is close to each other," Rohit said at the post-match press conference.
"What happens at the end of May 17 is important. We are focusing and trying to take each game at a time. It is important we stay in the present and think about the next game."
Malinga will miss the game against CSK
Mumbai have suffered a jolt ahead of their next match against Chennai Super Kings on Friday in Chennai as their Sri Lankan pace spearhead Lasith Malinga will not travel with the team. Sri Lankan players are barred from playing at the venue.
"We will surely miss him. He has been a crucial member of our team. His absence will be felt. This gives an opportunity to someone else to come and prove," Rohit said.
For Mumbai, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh (2-11) and Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga (2-33) were the main wicket-takers against Delhi.
Speaking on Harbhajan's performance, the skipper said, "He has been bowling superbly right from the start of the season. He is an experienced player and knows how and when to bowl what.
"He is taking wickets, keeping runs in check, feels good as a captain."