Hardik Pandya gave a big statement after Mumbai Indians' third consecutive defeat.

Mumbai Indians had to face defeat by 6 wickets against Rajasthan Royals at their home. This is Mumbai Indians' third defeat of the season and they are still waiting for their first win. Rajasthan Royals won the toss in the match and decided to bowl first. In such a situation, the batting of Mumbai Indians, who came to bat first, faltered in this match and the team could score only 125 runs at the loss of 9 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. In response, Rajasthan Royals won the match in 15.3 overs on the basis of Riyan Parag's half-century. Mumbai Indians is still at the last position in the points table. After scoring a hat-trick of defeat by Mumbai Indians, Hardik Pandya said that his wicket was the important turning point of the match.

"Yes, a tough night, we didn't start the way we wanted to. I wanted to compete, we should have got around 150-160," Hardik Pandya said in the post-match presentation after the defeat to Mumbai Indians. were in good condition, but my wicket allowed them to come back into the game, I needed to do a lot more. It's okay, we didn't expect such a surface, but you can't always take it as a batsman. Sometimes it's good for the bowlers to keep their word. It's all about doing the right things, the (right) results sometimes happen, sometimes they don't. As a group, our "Believe we can do much better, but we need to be a little more disciplined and show a lot more courage."


If we talk about the match, then due to the sharp bowling of leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and fast bowler Trent Boult, Ryan Parag's unbeaten half-century helped Rajasthan Royals register their third consecutive win by defeating Mumbai Indians by six wickets in the Indian Premier League on Monday. Chasing Mumbai's target of 126 runs, Royals won by scoring 127 runs for four wickets in 15.3 overs with the help of a half-century from Parag (54 not out in 39 balls, five fours, three sixes). Akash Madhwal took three wickets for 20 runs but could not save Mumbai from defeat.

Earlier, in front of the excellent bowling of Chahal (three wickets for 11 runs) and Boult (three wickets for 22 runs), Mumbai team could only score 125 runs for nine wickets. Fast bowler Nandre Berger also took two wickets for 32 runs. Except captain Hardik Pandya (34) and Tilak Verma (32), no Mumbai batsman could spend enough time at the crease. Apart from these two, only Tim David (17) and opener Ishan Kishan (16) could reach double digits. The dominance of the Royals bowlers can be gauged from the fact that the first three Mumbai batsmen who were dismissed returned to the pavilion on the first ball, while the team could score only 14 runs in the last four overs.

While chasing the target, Royals lost the wicket of Yashasvi Jaiswal (10) in the first over itself. Jaiswal hit two consecutive fours on Quena Mafaka but then got caught by David at cover in the same over. Hardik started the bowling with Mafaka, this time with India's top fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. Jos Buttler opened his account with a four off Mafaka while captain Sanju Samson (12) started with two consecutive fours on this fast bowler. Both of them also hit fours on Bumrah. However, Samson hit the second ball of Madhwal on the wickets. Royals scored 46 runs for two wickets in the power play.