“It’s a little disappointing. We pretty much had control of the game till the last few overs when we went for too many runs. It’s just about execution. We need to execute what’s right, who are the batsmen, that kind of things. But in the end, we didn’t do that and gave too many runs. You’ve got to look at every team that has very different strengths. We have a strong batting lineup to achieve the target. Today our batting couldn’t get going. There’s a lot of dew as well so if we had batted well then maybe we would have chased it. But we didn’t start well and you don’t do that when you are chasing 200-plus.”
“That has always been my motto. In captaincy, I take the call at the moment rather than pre-planned. Captaincy is something where I just always bounce my instinct. I and Ashu Pa have a very similar mindset and 99% of the time we back our calls and they are similar calls. Today bowling Rashid and Noor we knew we can take off the pace against batters like Green and David who like pace on the ball. [On Manohar] It’s pure hard work, the number of balls he hits in the nets, and credits to the support staff as well. Last year we spoke to him and this year so far he has been hitting it the best in the team. We are very happy and looking forward to more innings like that”
It’s just a few things. To be consistent with line and length. Good to get a few wickets but just working on a few things. A few areas where I don’t want to bowl but it’s going there. The first few overs, to keep them a little bit quiet… In this wicket, if you are hitting the right area it makes it hard for the batsmen. It’s great to have him on the side and have this bowling partnership with him. He just wants to learn and he is just working so hard. Last year he was bowling hard in the nets and just keeps asking questions. Even when I am in the gym he would come to me and ask. That’s how much he wants to get better and perform and now he is delivering so I am so happy. That’s great news for GT and also for Afghanistan.”
Abhinav Manohar is the Player of the Match:
“I think I am lucky to be in this franchise. In the net sessions, we are given the freedom to bat as much as we want. I think I have been gifted to time the ball well and I’ve been doing it from a young age to do it at this level it feels special, it feels like a dream. In this game, I couldn’t go from ball one due to the situation but it was good to get my eye in and play my game.”
Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Titans Highlights today, Tuesday 25-4-2023. 35th Match (N), Indian Premier League 2023, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Toss: Mumbai Indians, elected to field first.
Mumbai Indians team: Rohit Sharma (capt), Ishan Kishan (wk), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Riley Meredith, Arjun Tendulkar, Kumar Kartikeya, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff
Gujarat Titans team: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (capt), Abhinav Manohar, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma
Head to Head In T20’s: 4
Mumbai Indians Won: 2
Gujarat Titans Won: 2
(last five completed Matches, most recent first)
Mumbai Indians LWWWL
Gujarat Titans WLWLW
Match Timings: 2:00 PM GMT | 7:30 PM Local
Umpires – Anil Chaudhary, Nand Kishore
TV Umpire – Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – Satyajit Satbhai
Reserve Umpire – Mohit Krishnadas
Match number – IPL 2023 – 35th Match
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Pitch and weather: One can expect a another high-scoring game. In the three games played at the Narendra Modi Stadium this season, teams have put up totals in excess of 175 on all occasions. Tuesday evening will be very warm, with temperatures touching 40 degrees Celsius during the day.