Mumbai Indians have hit the ground in second phase of the IPL 2021 without their regular captain Rohit Sharma. Kieron Pollard will be captaining the side instead of Rohit in their opening match in the UAE against Chennai Super Kings.
Why is Rohit Sharma missing?
IPL 2021, second leg is all set to begin with the match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Chennai Super Kings won the toss and decided to bat first. There was a doubt over the availability of Faf du Plessis but he would for CSK tonight. However, sadly for the Mumbai Indians team, Rohit Sharma will miss the match due to an issue with hamstring. Kieron Pollard will lead the side. Kieron Pollard revealed, “We weren’t so sure, so happy that I lost the toss. Rohit is okay he’ll be fine sooner rather than later, I’m just the captain for today. We started a couple of months back. Rohit misses out, Hardik is not playing as well. Anmolpreet makes his debut, that’s about it, all others are regular players.”
What Dhoni says?
On the other hand, MS Dhoni, the CSK captain said, “We will bat first, looks like I good wicket. Setting a target will be a better option. It’s the same for everyone. I can’t say if it’s a good break or not. Once the tournament starts, you get into some sort of rhythm but this season it’s new and maybe we cricketers will start loving it. Seven games, then a break, and seven more. It comes down to how you play on that day in the shortest form. We’ll try to do the basics right and focus on the process. Sam is not available. Faf, Moeen, Bravo and Josh are playing this game.”