IPL 2022: Rohit says MI 'stick together through thick and thin' after loss vs KKR
- The Kolkata Knight Riders defeated the Mumbai Indians by five wickets on Wednesday
- The five-time champions are yet to score their first points this season
- Rohit Sharma and co will face the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday
The Mumbai Indians faced their third consecutive defeat in IPL 2022 when Rohit Sharma and co were beaten by the Kolkata Knight Riders at the MCA Stadium, Pune on Wednesday. The five-time champions are yet to score their first points this season.
KKR rode on Pat Cummins' record fifty to defeat Mumbai by five wickets. The 28-year-old, who was playing his first match of the season, smashed 56 runs in 15 deliveries. In doing so the Australian Test captain equalled the record of the fastest fifty in IPL (14 balls). Kolkata's opener Venkatesh Iyer also hit a half-century in the team's third win of the season.
Rohit Sharma said that he never expected Cummins to come and play like that.
"We had the game till the 15th over, but then Cummins was brilliant. Whenever you have runs on the board, we always have the upper hand, We had them 5-down, it was just a matter of the wicket of Venky or Pat, they had Sunil who could smash them," the skipper said at the post match ceremony.
He further added that the loss will be hard to digest.
"We have a lot of hard work ahead of us. I don't want to be in this position all the time."
However, a day after the defeat, the captain tried to lift up the team's spirit with a message on social media.
"We stick together through thick and thin and that’s just one of our strengths; you ain’t seen nothing yet," he captioned a picture of the Mumbai Indians.
Rohit Sharma's side will lock horns against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MCA Stadium, Pune on Saturday.
Brief scores: Mumbai Indians: 161/4 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 52, Tilak Varma ; Pat Cummins 2/49, Umesh Yadav 1/25).
Kolkata Knight Riders: 162/5 in 16 overs (Venkatesh Iyer 50 not out, Pat Cummins 56 not out 56; Murugan Ashwin 2/25).