IPL 2018: Hardik needs to work hard, says Jayawardene
IPL 2018: Hardik needs to work hard, says Jayawardene


On Tuesday, defending champion lost the match after restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad at lowest total of 118 runs. Mumbai Indians supporters stun after shocking lost against SRH, MI coach Mahela Jayawardene points out Hardik Pandya. Young Indian player need to work harder and evolve to become consistent cricketers, said Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians failed to chase down small target of 119 runs against Sunriser Hyderabad after being bowled out for 87 in 18.5 overs in their IPL fixture. Opener Suryakumar Yadav (34) and Krunal Pandya (24) were the only batsmen to reach double figures as Mumbai suffered a 31-run loss, their fifth defeat in six IPL matches.

“Every year you can’t bat the same way, if people don’t evolve and improve, there is no progress. Young guys like Hardik will learn that and need to work harder, that talent alone will not get you,” Jayawardene said.

“Leading the game and thinking about the game, that’s the part they need to keep learning and specially with good international bowlers coming and doing various things you have to evolve otherwise you won’t be able to be consistent.” Disappointed at the loss, Jayawardene blamed the batsmen for not taking responsibility during their chase.

“The dew came in as we expected after 10 overs, so no one took responsibility that is quite sad,” Jayawardene said.

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