The wickets of Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard were special for me, says Amit Mishra

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  • The 38-year-old leggie said, I always go for wickets in every match that I play
  • The Delhi Capitals defeated Mumbai Indians by six wickets in the VIVO IPL 2021 on Tuesday

Chennai: Delhi Capitals Leg-spinner Amit Mishra expressed that he was particularly thrilled about dismissing Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard. Amit led the charge with figures of 4/24 to help the Delhi franchise restrict the Mumbai Indians to 137/9. His superb bowling helped The JSW and GMR co-owned franchise Delhi Capitals registered a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in the VIVO IPL 2021 on Tuesday.

“The wickets of Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard were special for me because they have been game-changers for MI for many years. I always go for wickets in every match that I play. I had a clear-cut plan about where I should bowl and how I could dismiss each of the big players in the Mumbai Indians side through my variations. And I am very happy that I could execute my plans. I am even happier about the Delhi Capitals winning the match,” said the 38-year-old.

The Delhi Capitals had just a day’s gap between their match against Punjab Kings in Mumbai and their game against Mumbai Indians in Chennai. However, Mishra said that the quick change of venues didn’t affect the players. “It was a challenge to be ready for a game in a different venue in a short period of time, but as professional cricketers, we know how to motivate ourselves and recover for the next match. The physio’s work is very important in these situations. And once we step on the field, we focus on our performance and we don’t think about anything else,” he said.

When asked if Delhi Capitals’ recent poor record against Mumbai Indians was playing on the players’ mind before the match on Tuesday, Mishra said, “In T20s, we have to forget the past and make a fresh start in every match that we play in, because anyone can change the match on any given day. I don’t think any of the players were thinking about our recent record against MI. Like (Delhi Capitals Head Coach) Ricky Ponting has told us, we take every day as a new day, and we play positively in every match.”

Mishra has played over 100 matches for the Delhi franchise and listed a few factors that have been crucial for the team’s success in the last three years. He said, “We are the DC family and everyone in the camp has been enjoying each other’s success in the last three-four years. We don’t talk about negative things and try to focus on only the positive things. All of us support each other regardless of the performances on the field. I think these are the main reasons for our success in the last three-four years.”

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