IPL 2022: Jasprit Bumrah, the spearhead of the Mumbai Indians’ pace attack has spoken up after MI suffered their sixth consecutive defeat at the hands of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). He hasn’t bowed away from being critical of his own team saying that they have not been good enough. At the same time, Bumrah expressed a belief that MI still have the spirit in them to win a few matches in IPL 2022.
“We have been in a fight. A lot of games will little luck here or there. But it is the way it is. We are not shying away that we were not good enough and the table is not lying. In the rest of our games, we will try to give our best shot and come out on the better side,” Bumrah said at the post-match press conference.
Bumrah tried to uplift the spirits of the team by saying that MI ‘haven’t lost everything in life’, ‘Its just a cricket game’.
“Life has not ended, sun is going to rise again tomorrow. This is the game of cricket, right? Somebody has to win or lose. We haven’t lost everything in life right? We just lost a cricket game. That’s the spirit which is there in our team,” Bumrah said.
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“Nobody is as disappointed as we are. Nobody from the outside can see the hardwork we have put in,’ said Bumrah.
The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) were back to winning ways in IPL 2022 after defeating MI by 18 runs on Saturday at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
“It’s just that we have fallen short whenever there has been pressure as soon as people start to throw punches at you. We accept that and go back to the drawing board to keep working hard and come back with same intensity.
“We will try to do that and whenever next game comes up, that’s how we will look forward to the season,’ added Jasprit Bumrah.
(With PTI inputs)