No home advantage during playoffs, but Rohit has no worries

Last Updated 16 May 2013, 16:00 IST

His team will not get the home advantage in the IPL playoff stage, but Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is unfazed, insisting that his side is good enough to be a winner anywhere.

"We will be playing out now. Each and every game from now (is away from home) We just want to play to our strengths and we have the potential to play anywhere and beat anyone. It is not just the home condition," Sharma said after Mumbai's 14-run win over Rajasthan Royals here.

"Of course we have been brilliant at home I am sure we can do well outside as well. We have done it in the past and we can do it now also," he added.

Mumbai will next play Kings XI Punjab in an away fixture in their last league match before the knockout stage.

The playoffs will be held in Delhi and Kolkata and the MI captain pointed out that the other teams who qualify for the knockout stage will not have the home advantage either.

"There won't be any home condition for any team. Delhi obviously hasn't qualified and KKR lost their game today so they haven't qualified as well. There won't be any home advantage for any of the team's that qualify. It will be the same for all of us," he said.

Table-toppers Mumbai Indians have won all the eight home games this season and Sharma said he was happy that it was achieved for the first time under his and Ricky Ponting's captaincy.

(Published 16 May 2013, 16:00 IST)

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