Mumbai Indians opener Chris Lynn said that all-rounder Hardik Pandya has a shoulder problem. Pandya did not bowl against Bangalore.
Mumbai Indians opener Chris Lynn feels that his team lost in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) due to the lack of a sixth bowler Hardik Pandya. The match was very exciting and RCB achieved the target of 160 runs off the last ball. Mumbai used five bowlers and did not get Hardik Pandya to bowl.
“We missed the sixth bowler,” Lynn, who scored 49 off 35 balls in Mumbai’s innings, told a press conference after the match. When asked if Hardik Pandya did not bowl, Lynn said that the all-rounder had a problem with his shoulder and was also part of the management of the workload. Lynn said, “I don’t know clearly.” Perhaps there is a pain in his shoulder. Certainly when he bowls, there is a different kind of balance in our team but I think it was done as a precaution. ”
Lynn said that he was a bit nervous after getting captain Rohit Sharma out. He said, “This is part of the game. Yes, I was a little nervous. Mumbai’s team was unable to practice for two days after wicketkeeping consultant Kiran More was found positive in the covid-19 test. Lynn said, “If you keep a fast bowler in the room for two days, then it is a very strange situation, but we cannot excuse it.”
The Mumbai Indians team could not win their first match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the ninth time. However, captain Rohit Sharma made it clear that his team is not disappointed by this as it is important to win the championship, not the first match. After a two-wicket defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Rohit said, it was a very good match. We did not let them win easily. Although we were not happy with our score. We scored 20 runs.