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IPL 10: Rohit Sharma says he would love to ...

Indian Premier League 2017

IPL 10: Rohit Sharma says he would love to open, and then explains why he isn’t

Tags: Indian Premier League 2017, Mumbai Indians, Rohit Gurunath Sharma, Gujarat Lions, 16th match -Mumbai Indians Vs Gujarat Lions,at Mumbai Apr 16, 2017

Published on: Apr 18, 2017

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Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma returned to form with 40 off 29 balls in the match against Gujarat Lions.
Speaking about his return to form in the IPL, he said, "I thought you will ask me about the win. I have been a bit let down at the start, it's not the standard I set for myself, but what is gone is gone and I am not thinking about it.
"It's good to get some runs and I am very happy with the win."
Rohit further hinted that he might open the innings depending on the situation. He is presently batting at number four for Mumbai Indians. "I would love to open, but you have to see certain things from the team's perspective, find the right balance. (I) batting at 4 or 3 gives the team right balance," said Rohit.
"Last year we felt we wanted someone to bat till the end which was not happening and we were not able to finish the games. I am open to anything whatever the team requires. I will go and open also and I am not closing my options right now," he added.
Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler have been opening the innings for MI while Nitish Rana has been doing excellently at number three.
"I am not going to change (the order) as there's a brilliant batsman (Rana) at no. 3 right now. He has got the Orange cap. He's a fearless batsman and takes on the bowlers. It's his ideal spot," said Rohit.
Rohit admitted he had decided not to play against the spin in Sunday's match. "These guys were bowling googlies and I was playing against the spin which I was not supposed. Today (Sunday) I just decided to play straight."
--By A Cricket Correspondent

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