Rohit Sharma, the captain of India and the Mumbai Indians, identified the player who irritates him the most when playing. On Thursday, May 3, the Rohit-led Mumbai team defeated Punjab Kings by chasing down 215 runs thanks to outstanding performances from Ishan Kishan (75 off 41) and Suryakumar Yadav (66 off 31).
The MI captain answered a wide range of questions in an open interview on Star Sports, and his comments were really fascinating. The flashy right-hander selected wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik when asked which player on the pitch most angered him.
Dinesh Karthik really aggravates me. On the field, he can be pretty annoying,” Rohit told Star Sports.
Dinesh is a truly “sweet person” off the field, according to former India pacer S Sreesanth, who said this in the same part after being surprised by the answer.
“Running between the wickets is not something he (Rohit Sharma) would enjoy with DK (Dinesh Karthik), but off the field, DK is such a sweet person and he is always there for you and all that, so it was pretty surprising,” Sreesanth remarked.
The 37-year-old keeper-batter has so far been unable to get off to a fast start and deliver decisive knocks down the order for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Dinesh has scored 99 runs in nine games; he will need to score more runs for his team in the upcoming games.
Mumbai attempts to score more than 200 points in a row.
Speaking about the victory over Punjab, the home team’s dominance in the match was further increased after captain Rohit was removed for a third-ball duck during the pursuit of 215 runs. However, the 116-run partnership between Suryakumar and Ishan shifted the tide and helped the Kings in Mohali snatch the victory.
Ishan’s spectacular effort had four maximums and seven boundaries, but Suryakumar’s innings had eight fours and two sixes at a staggering strike rate of 212.90. Mumbai triumphed over Rajasthan while chasing 213 runs in the previous game, marking their second straight victory in a 200-plus chase. With five victories in nine games, Rohit Sharma and company are ranked sixth in the IPL Points Table with 10 points.