IPL 2017: Rohit Sharma says 'expressive' Pandya brothers are a treat to watch from the dressing room

Mumbai: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma loves the manner in which Pandya brothers – Krunal and Hardik express themselves on the field which makes them a treat to watch from the dugout.

File photo of Baroda all-rounder Krunal Pandya. Sportzpics

File photo of Baroda all-rounder Krunal Pandya. Sportzpics

"You must have seen both (Hardik and Krunal) of them on the ground. They are expressive. That's just how they play. And we have given them the liberty to express themselves. It brings out the best from them and we also enjoy seeing that from the dressing room," Rohit said at the post-match presentation.

The MI skipper was happy with his team's all-round show.

"It was a perfect platform for us to showcase our talents with the ball because we all know how the Sunrisers, especially the top four, bat, so firstly credit to the bowlers for coming out and restricting them."

It was perfect execution that has made him happy.

"When they execute their plans, it becomes easy for a captain to manoeuvre his field. We know how Warner plays upfront as well as Shikhar. A lot of credit goes to the bowlers and the fielders."

But Rohit doesn't want to look too far ahead as it's only three matches into the tournament.

"Still early days, just three games, but we would like to take a lot from the three games. I could not have asked for anything more from each of the 10 players. But now the big challenge, we go to Bangalore."

Sunrisers skipper David Warner reckoned that they were probably 20-30 runs short.

"We needed a better score. If we sum it up, we were 20-30 short and one of us needed to get a big score. We need to go to Kolkata and start again with a positive attitude.


Published Date: Apr 13, 2017 12:39 am | Updated Date: Apr 13, 2017 12:39 am

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