Dinesh Karthik said, “Pretty rusty day to be honest. Don’t want to be too analytical about it. The boys know where they need to get better.”
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma on Wednesday said playing in the hot and humid conditions of UAE “takes a lot out of you”, an opinion shared by his pacer Trent Boult and Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik.
Rohit starred with a 54-ball 80 to help defending champions Mumbai Indians to a 49-run win over KKR in Abu Dhabi.
“It is not easy to play long innings here. It takes a lot out of you to play in these conditions. Maybe I was a bit tired in the end and it was a lesson for us that one set batsmen needs to bat deep till the end.
“We’ve seen it in the past and that’s what I tried to do,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
During his stay in the middle, he played the pull shots to perfection…