IPL 2022: Neither Suryakumar Yadav’s half-century, nor Mumbai’s tight bowling, the reason for Rajasthan’s defeat is something else, Ravichandran Ashwin revealed

Ravichandran Ashwin explains the reason for Rajasthan’s defeat (IPL Photo)

Mumbai Indians have opened their account of victory in IPL 2022 by defeating Rajasthan Royals. The Rajasthan player has revealed the real reason for his team’s defeat.

Mumbai Indians IPL-2022 on Saturday (IPL 2022) registered his first victory. He got this victory after suffering defeat in eight consecutive matches. It had never happened before that Mumbai had lost eight matches in a row. This team captained by Rohit Sharma won the Rajasthan Royals (Rajasthan Royals) Defeat this season opened your account. Mumbai bowled first in this match and did not allow Rajasthan to score big. After this, the five-time winner achieved the target on the basis of Suryakumar Yadav’s finest half-century with four balls to spare. One of the main players of Rajasthan Ravichandran Ashwin (Ravichandran Ashwin) However, the reason for the defeat of Rajasthan has given something else. According to him, dew played a big role in the defeat of Rajasthan.

Batting first, Rajasthan scored 158 runs for the loss of six wickets. For him, Jos Buttler scored 67 runs while playing a brilliant innings. Ashwin also played an innings of 21 runs in nine balls in the last. Mumbai had achieved this target with the help of Suryakumar’s innings of 51 runs.

goal was enough

Ashwin said after his team’s five-wicket defeat that the target of 159 runs would have been sufficient if the dew had not played an important role. Mumbai not only opened its account with victory in this match, but also gave a gift to its captain Rohit Sharma on his 35th birthday. Ashwin told reporters after the match, “I think if dew had not played a role then this score would have been enough, but there was a lot of dew, so it felt like we scored 10-15 runs short.” 158 was the competitive score. It was related to how we got started. We did well in the powerplay and took one wicket more than him.

Rajasthan had made a challenging score

Ashwin said that the score his team had scored was challenging. Ashwin said, so it was a challenging score and we defended whatever score we made this season. The defeat is unfortunate but the dew played a key role. The ball was getting overpitched and the spinners could not be used at the end.

He said, when the dew has an effect, it happens. We had scored well. It would have been good if it was 10-15 runs more, but in IPL (of a team) it sometimes happens in 14 matches.

Mitchell’s defense

Rajasthan did not allow Mumbai to do much in the powerplay and also took two wickets but part-time bowler Daryl Mitchell conceded 20 runs in the seventh over. Ashwin said, in the last match also Daryl Mitchell did the seventh over. It’s part of our strategy for the sixth bowler, but it didn’t work today. Sometimes this happens.