WATCH – Rohit Sharma Pokes Fun At Shikhar Dhawan At The Toss; Asks PBKS Captain And Makes Decision To Bowl First


Last Update on: May 3rd, 2023 at 08:19 pm

Shikhar Dhawan’s Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians (MI) are up against each other in the 46th match of the IPL 2023 season at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.

PBKS are currently placed sixth on the points table, having won five out of their nine matches played so far. In their previous encounter, PBKS defeated Chennai Super Kings by four wickets by successfully chasing down a target of 201 runs on the final ball of the match.

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Meanwhile, the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians have won and lost four matches each in the tournament. In their previous game against the Rajasthan Royals, they managed to chase down a target of 213 runs with six wickets in hand. Suryakumar Yadav played a crucial innings of 55 runs off just 29 balls, and Tim David’s three consecutive sixes towards the end proved to be pivotal in securing victory for the team.

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As of writing, Punjab Kings have managed to get 50 runs on the board for a loss of wicket at the end of the powerplay and will be looking to continue and build the momentum from this point in the game.

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WATCH – Rohit Sharma Says He Picked Bowling Because Shikhar Dhawan Wanted To Do So

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Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to have a go with the ball first. Rohit Sharma also discussed the importance of winning the game and keeping the momentum.

Rohit Sharma also had some fun poking Shikhar Dhawan as he said the reason he decided to bowl first was that the Punjab Kings skipper wanted to do the same.

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“I asked Shikhar Dhawan what to do. He said bowl first, so we will bowl first. It’s a good pitch, we have chased down targets pretty well, so will stick to our strengths. You always want to have a score in front of you on such pitches.

“It’s important to keep the balance, we have played enough IPL games, things can change quickly. You can see how tight the table is. It’s important to focus on what we can do as a team. It’s all about coming fresh into the game and try to execute your plans. We have one change, Merdith is injured. Akash Madwal is in.”

While the toss was all fun, both teams will be eyeing the win in this fixture to improve their chances of making it into the playoffs.

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