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MI vs KKR: Knew Jasprit Bumrah Was The Right Bowler To Counter Andre Russell, Says Rohit Sharma

IPL 2020, MI vs KKR: Jasprit Bumrah accounted for the important dismissal of Andre Russell.© BCCI/IPL




Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma hailed quick bowler Jasprit Bumrah because the “go to guy” towards a damaging batsman like Andre Russell, following victory by a margin of eight wickets towards Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Bumrah ensured an early return to the pavilion for the West Indies all-rounder, with the cricketer scoring simply 12 runs off 9 deliveries. The Indian pacer rattled Russell with a pointy well-directed bumper leaving him in no place to barter the supply. The ball lobbed excessive in the direction of the quick third man area after a deflection, with wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock finishing the catch. MI’s triumph in match 32 of the continued IPL 2020 on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, has propelled them to the highest of the factors desk.

“Krunal and Rahul also bowled to Russell, I took a chance with the ball gripping and turning, but I knew Bumrah was the go to guy against him,” stated Rohit through the post-match convention when discussing his aspect’s technique towards the Windies cricketer.

The MI skipper additionally had phrases of reward for fellow opener Quinton de Kock, who smashed an unbeaten 78 runs off 44 deliveries in an innings comprising of 9 boundaries and three sixes. De Kock’s innings made the chase all of the extra snug for the Mumbai-based franchise who have been handed a goal of 149.

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“I prefer batting with him, he’s very straightforward, likes to take on the bowler from the word go – but I usually like to assess the situation. Will let him play the way he wants to, don’t want to put any pressure on him,” added Rohit.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted a complete of 148 runs for the lack of 5 wickets in 20 overs, after skipper Eoin Morgan received the toss and opted to bat. All-rounder Pat Cummins scored his maiden half-century within the match, accumulating 53 runs off 36 deliveries with 5 boundaries and two sixes. Spinner Rahul Chahar was the decide of the bowlers for MI, accounting for 2 wickets.

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