Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma on Friday said after the eight-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders that his team dominated their opponents with the first ball. Mumbai did not allow Kolkata to score big. Almost all his big batsmen were dismissed early. Kolkata scored 148 for the loss of five wickets thanks to an unbeaten 53 from Pat Cummins and an unbeaten 39 from new captain Eoin Morgan.After the match, Rohit said, "It's a special win because we were chasing the target." It will give us confidence. I think now the other batting team will win. I think so. The trend is changing. "
He said, "We played well. We dominated them with the first ball. I am fond of reading match statistics, things. I read them well and then decide what to do. But you have to read the pitch well. I bowled Krunal and Rahul Chahar against Russell because the pitch was playing a bit. After that I brought Bumrah. "
Rohit added 94 for the first wicket partnership with opener Quinton de Kock.
On batting with De Kock, Rohit said, "I enjoy batting with De Kock." Most times I keep them ahead. I have a role to play in the team. I wanted to let De Cock play freely. " De Kock scored an unbeaten 78 to lead the team to victory.