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IPL 2020: Playoffs ‘A Small Tournament’ For Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians have qualified for IPL 2020 playoffs. (Photo Credit: BCCI)

Mumbai Indians became the first team to qualify for the IPL 2020 Playoffs. By beating Delhi Capitals in their last game, Mumbai became the first team to get to the knockout stage. They are the defending champions of the tournament.

Meanwhile, ahead of their last league game, Rohit Sharma has said that IPL 2020 playoffs is a small tournament and has asked his team to keep their focus on the next game and not think too far ahead. The Mumbai Indians Twitter handle posted a video of Rohit Sharma speaking about the same.

Playoff small tournament – Rohit Sharma

“It is going to be another important game for us, we don’t want to think about the opposition to be honest. We just want to come out here and play and keep that momentum going. It is important when we play the playoffs,” Rohit Sharma said.

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Meanwhile, the Director of Cricket Operations of Mumbai Indians, Zaheer Khan also spoke on another video. Much contrary to Rohit, Zaheer said playoffs is the time for teams to raise their game.

“Like last year, I think the play-offs is your time. I feel once the team goes to play-offs, the support staff’s role is finished. It’s about how you see it, that’s your space. How you approach it, there are various factors, which come into play and I think this team knows how to play a play-off,” Zaheer said in another video.

Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians play their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday. It is also the last league game of IPL 2020. At the end of the game, the final four teams for the playoffs will be decided. For now, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals are all in the race for the fourth spot to get into the knockout stage.

In the first game of the day, Chennai Super Kings knocked out Kings XI Punjab from the tournament by beating them by nine wickets.

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