Ranji Trophy: time of introspection, says Captain Suryakumar Yadav
MUMBAI: Mumbai is in an unenviable position after the conclusion of his third Ranji Trophy game this season While they defeated Baroda in the initial match, the defeat against the Railways in Wankhede last week and the defeat of five wicket against Karnataka in the BKC on Sunday, leaves them with a mountain to climb in the remaining five games of the league.
Their batting is a pale shadow of the dominance they have enjoyed during the last decades, and only something extraordinary can help them advance further in the tournament from here.
Pattern Suryakumar Yadav , who has been the only bright spot of the team with the bat this season, acknowledged his shortcomings after Sunday's game. “As against the railroads, we couldn't score much due to the lack of application. We could have done better in all departments. We fail as a unit. Maybe in the first innings, we could have batted better and had an advantage of 20 races and in the second we got those 50 additional races, ”he said.
“I feel that Mumbai versus Karnataka is always a difficult encounter we saw today. We were short for 50-70 races, otherwise it would have been a close game, ”he added.
The best hitters on the team, including Ajinkya Rahane Siddhesh Lad and Aditya Tare were unable to deliver consecutive games against Railways and Karnataka, but Yadav, who heads to New Zealand as part of the India A team and will miss the next three Mumbai games, is confident that the team will organize a fight.
It is a difficult situation to address, but it is only the third game. As for the story, we have always become stronger and will become stronger, he said.
Yadav also admitted that the team needs to sit down and find ways to address the repeated failure of the first order. “It has happened in successive games. We will have to sit down and see what goes wrong, he said, adding: We always love to win games at home, but we win our game away from home and we will take that positive.
Speaking of the shoulder injury to Prithvi Shaw , which prevented him from hitting in the second inning, Yadav revealed that the first game wanted to hit, but team management thought it would be better if they didn't risk it. “Prithvi was experiencing a lot of pain in his shoulder, but he asked me and the coach if he could hit. We discovered that it was very difficult for him to do so, ”said Yadav.