Rohit Sharma took full responsibility after his side suffered sixth defeat

Mumbai Indian suffered its sixth consecutive loss in the tournament

The IPL’s most successful franchise Mumbai Indians have lost their six consecutively matches in the ongoing tournament and almost out of the event while franchise skipper Rohit Sharma took “full responsibility” for his side’s dismal in the IPL.

Mumbai Indian skipper Rohit Sharma took “full responsibility” for his side’s dismal in the ongoing IPL edition after they lost its sixth consecutive game, saying he is at his wits end to understand what course correction is needed to get them back on track. 

Rohit Sharma has himself gone through a nightmare of a tournament, managing only 114 runs from six matches and the highest score of 41.

“If I know what’s going wrong, I’d correct it but it’s not coming off. I’m trying to prepare myself in the way I prepare for every no different game. It’s not coming off,”

Rohit said after MI lost to Lucknow Super Giants by 18 runs on Saturday.

“I take the full responsibility for not putting the team in the situation of what they expect from me. I back myself to go out there and enjoy the game and do what I have been doing all these years.

“It’s important to keep looking forward. It’s not the end of the world, we have come back before and we will try and come back again,”

the skipper tried to put up a brave face but the disappointment was all too palpable.

When asked about the logic behind not starting with the team’s No.1 bowler, Jasprit Bumrah, and the Rohit defended his strategy.

“There’s no particular reason to it,” Rohit replied when asked why he brought Bumrah in the fourth over.

“We try and put the team before the individual (Bumrah). They (LSG) bat quite deep and it is important to hold your key bowlers towards the back end. We always try and keep Bumrah for the back end and it didn’t seem to work out,”

he reasoned.

“He bowled pretty well but the others just need to pull up their socks a little bit. Every game we play is an opportunity, we try and think what our best playing XI which is best suited for the particular conditions and particular team.”

“We lost six games now, we are trying to understand what our right combination is, but it all depends on the opposition that we play. When you lose games it is very easy to point out that changes are being made but we try and go with our best XI.” 

He praised the Team India vice-captain KL Rahul for a fine batting show that has put his side almost out of the tournament.

“I think KL batted brilliantly, that is something missing from our team, wanted someone in our top four to bat as long as possible, which is not happening. Don’t want to look too much into it. We haven’t won a game yet but we need to keep our heads high,”

he added.