IPL: Rohit Sharma Credits Mumbai Indians' Consistency for Miraculous Turnaround

After suffering five back-to-back losses in the first leg of IPL 2014 in UAE, Mumbai Indians registered seven win in the next nine, including Sunday's sensational win over Rajasthan Royals,to scrape through to the playoffs

updated: May 26, 2014 12:08 IST
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Elated after pulling off a stunning win against Rajasthan Royals to make the IPL playoffs, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharmasaid it was an unbelievable feeling but also said the team deserved it as they had showed excellent consistency after losing the first five games in the UAE where the first phase of the tournament was held because of general elections in the country. (MI vs RR: As It Happened)

"It's an unbelievable feeling, honestly. People wrote us off after those first 5 games. To come here at the end of day and see Mumbai Indians at no. 4 is simply amazing. We really played some good cricket and deserved to be in top 4. Since we came back to India we have played 9 games and lost only 2 and won 7. It shows we are a consistent team." (Match Report)

Sharma was all praise for the left-handed Kiwi Corey Anderson for his whirlwind unbeaten 95 off only 44 balls (with 6 sixes and 9 fours in it) and his match-winning partnership of 81 runs for the fifth wicket with Rayudu who made an invaluable 10-ball 30 with a six and five fours. (Anderson praises Tare, Rayudu for effort)

"He proved that he's capable of doing such heroics on the field. He always had that ability to play such knocks. I don't know what was happening earlier on. But today he performed the way we expected him to. It was a good choice to get him to bat at no. 3 and give him the license to just go and play his shots and he did just that. (This Win is for People of Mumbai: Rohit Sharma)

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