Sunrisers Hyderabad, captained by David Warner, suffered defeat for the third time in a row (Photo: PTI)
Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered a 13-run defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians. This is Hyderabad’s third consecutive defeat in this season of IPL (IPL 2021).
Laxman said in the press conference after the match that the art of taking one or two runs is very important, especially on such pitches, because it is not so easy to hit here. You cannot depend only on boundaries or sixes. He said that it is very important to keep the percentage of dot balls low and you can do this only by rotating the strike. This is one aspect of the game which is very important on such wickets. He said that unfortunately we could not do it, especially when Rahul Chahar was bowling and even when other fast bowlers were also bowling in the middle overs.
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Challenging to play aggressive when the ball is old
Laxman said that it was challenging to play aggressively when the ball became old in the second half of the innings. He also emphasized the importance of using Powerplay restrictions. He said that the spinners were also gaining turn with the bounce. This is definitely an aspect that we definitely discussed.
Laxman also talked about the importance of the batsman playing long innings at the crease. He said that it is very difficult for a new player to get accustomed to coming directly on the pitch, especially when the strike rate is increasing. The way you show positive and aggressive attitude in the first 10 overs, it helps in the second half.