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It was just one bad game, says Rohit

New Delhi, Apr 22, 2013, (PTI):
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Mumbai Indians' Rohit Sharma is confident of the team staging a comeback after "one bad game" against Delhi Daredevils who thrashed them by nine wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla here.

"We cannot get disheartened because it is just one bad game and we will look forward to putting some good performance in the coming games," Sharma said after his side lost the game yesterday.

The Mumbai batsman won an award for hitting the maximum number of sixes -- he hit five of them, but they did not matter in the end, with Virender Sehwag blazing his way to a hurricane knock.

"That (award) doesn't really matter unless you win the game. I would have preferred winning the game over it," Sharma, who had himself scored an aggressive half-century, was quoted as saying by 'iplt20.com'.

Reflecting on the game, Sharma said, "We didn't start well and Delhi has been known for (posting) big scores (in the past) so though I am not sure, anywhere around 170/160 was a good score here. I thought we were 10-15 runs short. But you cannot look back. 161 is still a good score to defend I think.

"They started off really well, we wanted to get early wickets which we always spoke about but we didn't get that and that was the game changing point I feel."

About his 96-run stand with Sachin Tendulkar, Sharma said, "Batting with Sachin Tendulkar was really great. This is not the first time I have batted with him, we have had some good partnerships while playing for India and for Mumbai Indians.

"So yes, it was great and it has always been great. I am glad that we shared a partnership of more than 50 runs."

And asked about the decision to leave out left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson for Dwayne Smith, he said, "I cannot comment on that because it is the team management and captain who decides about who will play.

"If they felt they wanted Dwayne Smith up the order then Dwayne Smith it was and Mitchell Johnson was left out. Unfortunately, only four overseas players can play so it is pretty difficult and pretty hard on the guys also."


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