Mumbai Indians registered a convincing six-wicket win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with an innings of 62 runs from just 44 balls, with Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler finishing things off in style with two overs to spare.
Rohit was satisfied after beating a batting-heavy RCB side.
"It is a very satisfying victory, especially to beat a team like that. We just wanted to focus on our strengths and we did pretty much well. We bowled really well, we fielded really well and we batted well too," Rohit was quoted as saying by the official website of the IPL.
"This was a perfect example of how we can perform as a team. As a captain it is sheer joy to see the batsmen step up and perform well. I am really happy to see this."
Rohit was happy to be back at the top of the order against RCB on Wednesday. When those flamboyant strokes start coming off the bat of Rohit, he is indeed a treat to watch. He did it against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) earlier in this season and he did it again against RCB. Rohit's return to form is a good sign for the Mumbai Indians.
"I like to bat in the top order. I have been doing it for India for the past three years and I like the challenge. But sometimes as a captain you need to get the balance in batting order right and make those changes. Being the leader of the team, it is my responsibility to understand this," Rohit added.
Mumbai Indians have now won two games to move into the top half of the IPL 2016 points table. They will face the Delhi Daredevils in their next game at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.