Kohli, Sharma placed 2nd and 3rd in ICC ODI rankings
With 857 rating points, Kohli is only eight points behind Pakistan's prolific run-getter Babar Azam, who has enjoyed an extremely successful run against South Africa this year. Only two Indians figure in the top 10 of the ODI batting rankings, with opener Shikhar Dhawan placed 18th behind New Zealand's Martin Guptill on 706 points.
Rohit Sharma tells bowlers to do what their minds think: Shami
"As a bowler, when I go to him for advice, he always gives positive answers. Rohit always pushes the bowlers to do what their mind tells them to, irrespective of how the batsman is playing or his strong points," Shami said on Wednesday. "I think that is very important for the confidence of a fast bowler," he told India TV.
Rahul, Rohit move up in race for Orange Cap
Only 30 runs separate the top three. Delhi Capitals opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan leads the run-getters' list with 231 runs. Dhawan is just 20 runs ahead of Rahul who has a total of 221 runs at an average of 55.25.
Not batting all 20 overs the way we want to: Rohit Sharma
"Not enough runs, exactly. I still feel it is not a bad wicket to bat on. You can see how Kings (PBKS) won with nine wickets in hand. If you get 150-160, you are always in the game and that is something we have failed in the last two games. We need to look at that," said Sharma after the match.
Rohit Sharma fined Rs 12L for MI's slow over rate vs DC
The IPL said that the fine has been imposed as it was MI's first offence of the season. "As it was his team's first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, Mr Sharma was fined Rs 12 lakh," it said.
We aren't able to capitalise on starts: Rohit Sharma
MI had got off to a decent start, reaching 67/1 in the seventh over. However, between the ninth and the 12th overs, they lost four wickets to lose track as DC managed to restrict them to 137/9 in 20 overs.
Need to bat better in middle overs: Rohit Sharma
The MI skipper had provided a good start to his team along with Quinton de Kock but after the duo's dismissal, the remaining batsmen failed to get going. Only Kieron Pollard's late hitting took the team to 150/5 in 20 overs. "I think we can bat better in the middle overs. All these guys have played a lot of cricket on pitches like these. So, there are areas to work on," said Sharma after the match.
Bio-bubble helped in team bonding: Rohit Sharma
"It was good to get to know players, who we knew wouldn't come out of their rooms. We had a team room and would meet players -- which is what has changed from the previous years. It is nice to have the company around and have the bonding going," said Sharma in a video posted by Mumbai Indians on their Twitter handle.
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill set to get long rope as opening pair: Kohli
While Sharma had cemented him place in the opening slot back in the home Tests in 2019, Gill made his debut in Australia on the recent tour and impressed with his strokeplay, and notching scores of 50, 31, 7 and 91. The two added 70 and 71 in the third Test in Sydney. They, however, failed to score big in the two innings of the second Test.
Virat, Rohit maintain top 2 spots in ICC ODI rankings
Kohli scored two half-centuries in the three-match ODI series against Australia which India lost 1-2 last year in December. Sharma, who missed the ODI series against the Aaron Finch-led side owing to a hamstring injury, remains at number two, five points ahead of Pakistan's Babar Azam.