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Ojha praises captain cool Sharma

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Mumbai Indians left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha applauded captain Rohit Sharma for his calm approach and said that the young skipper takes his own decisions on the field.

“He is very cool on the field. He takes his own decision. We have a few seniors and as a youngster when a senior says something, there is a little bit of pressure but he handles it very well. And he is very calm and composed,” Ojha at the post match press conference. “He always tells you, you have to get me couple of wickets. As a captain it is important when he comes and gives you lot of confidence. So you open out as a bowler,” he said.

Having posted a challenging 170, Mumbai Indians bowled out the Kolkata Knight Riders for 105 in 18.2 overs on Tuesday night to register a comfortable 65-run victory hereMumbai rode on their best opening stand of the season — 93 runs — provided by Sachin Tendulkar (48) and Dwayne Smith (47) and a quick-fire unbeaten 34 by Dinesh Karthik to rattle up 170 for six at the Wankhede Stadium.

Earlier, Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane struck fluent half-centuries as Rajasthan Royals inched closer towards securing a play-off berth with a nine-wicket victory against Delhi Daredevils. Dravid led with a classy 48-ball-53, his fourth half—century in this IPL edition, while Rahane played an impressive knock of 63.PTI


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