Ranji Trophy: Rohit Sharma gives pep talk to beleaguered Mumbai team after back-to-back defeats at home

Senior India player Rohit Sharma on Tuesday gave a pep talk to the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team, which has suffered back-to-back defeats at home.

Press Trust of India, Jan 07, 2020 16:40:44 IST

Mumbai: Senior India player Rohit Sharma on Tuesday gave a pep talk to the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team, which has suffered back-to-back defeats at home.

Mumbai lost to Railways first by 10 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium and were then beaten by domestic heavyweights Karnataka at the Bandra-Kurla Complex ground by five wickets on Sunday.

Ranji Trophy: Rohit Sharma gives pep talk to beleaguered Mumbai team after back-to-back defeats at home

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A source in the Mumbai team, who was present on the occasion, said India's limited overs vice captain "spoke to the Mumbai Ranji team on how to overcome the current situation" at the suburban BKC facility.

Rohit, who has been rested for the current T20 series against Sri Lanka, had watched the second day's play between Mumbai and Karnataka on Saturday for a brief while.

He comes to the BKC for training and had batted in the nets on Sunday.

Mumbai coach Vinayak Samant, bowling coach Pradeep Sundaram and team manager Ajinkya Naik were also present on the occasion.

The 41-time domestic champions will take on Tamil Nadu in an away game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai from 11 January.

Skipper Suryakumar Yadav, who is travelling to New Zealand with India A squad, won't be available for the game.

In the combined Group A and B standings, Mumbai are languishing at the 13th spot as of now, having won one game and lost two. Only five teams from combined A and B Group can make to the knockouts.

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Updated Date: Jan 07, 2020 16:40:44 IST






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