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Rohit Sharma praises Suryakumar Yadav's effortless batting



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Mumbai Indians registered a convincing victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their second game by 10 runs. And, after the win, the captain Rohit Sharma was all in praise for the star batsman Suryakumar Yadav for his fearless batting even though the pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium wasn't made for batsmen to play big shots.

“I think Yadav is carrying that form that he had when he played for India. He is very fearless when he bats. When he plays those shots, it doesn’t look like he’s taking risks. Those are cricketing shots. We need a guy who bats fearlessly,” said Rohit after the game.

Rohit, who scored 43 off 32 and shared a 76-run second-wicket partnership with Yadav said that the Chennai pitch is different from the Wankhede one where the other matches are taking place.

“Definitely, it is not easy on this pitch. A set batsman needs to carry on for as long as possible. The trend in Chennai is when the new batsman comes in, it becomes hard to go from ball one, unlike Wankhede,” added Rohit.

He also complimented his bowlers for their stunning fightback as well.

“Anyone who came to bowl at different stages wanted to put their hand up and do something for the team. We can take a lot of confidence from this game. There were lots of positives,” he said before praising young leg-spinner Rahul Chahar whose four for 27 runs sealed the deal.

“KKR batted brilliantly in the first six overs. But once the powerplay was gone, the way Rahul came and got wickets — that was crucial. And Krunal at the end was also crucial. I can praise all the bowlers, honestly,” Rohit Sharma concluded.