The worries in the Mumbai Indians' camp were confirmed when the team was asked to report for a two-hour training session at 9 p.m.
Sachin Tendulkar, after a close look of the pitch, ordered his players to squeeze in ‘nets' ahead of the Indian Premier League match against Rajasthan Royals here on Sunday.
In comparison, Shane Warne presented a relaxed approach during his interaction with the media. “It's nice to come home. We have never lost at home and appreciate the crowd which gets behind us. We don't believe we have a superstar. We don't rely on one individual. From now, every game is a big game for all teams. So, we have to remain prepared,' said Warne.
Defending the bowlers
The leg-spinner, who has commanded some sterling performances from little known domestic players, defended the bowlers. “In this form, every bowler will be hit. When a spinner comes the batsmen look to smash him. Opening bowlers too get hit but then they get wickets too. We have to look at low-risk cricket,” Warne observed.
Praising the grounds at Nagpur and Jaipur, the Australian legend said, “A total of 250 plus on small grounds is not good for T20. Tactics can come into play only at big grounds. It is better to have a contest. All those shots that ended in catches at Nagpur would have landed inside a taxi going to the team hotel has it been Chennai. We have a good ground and pitch here.”