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Would love to open but batting at 3 or 4 gives MI the right balance: Rohit Sharma

MUMBAI INDIANS skipper Rohit Sharma has divulged that he would love to open the innings for the franchise but stated that the decision to do so will totally depend on the team’s need.

Sharma, who has batted at number four this season, scored an unbeaten 40 to guide his team to 177 run chase against Gujarat Lions. As reported by PTI, the Mumbai-lad said, 

"I would love to open, but you have to see certain things from the team's perspective, find the right balance. (I) batting at 4 or 3 gives the team right balance. Last year we felt we wanted someone to bat till the end which was not happening and we were not able to finish the games. I am open to anything whatever the team requires. I will go and open also and I am not closing my options right now."

When asked how he feels after returning to form, Sharma said,

"I thought you will ask me about the win. I have been a bit let down at the start, it's not the standard I set for myself, but what is gone is gone and I am not thinking about it. It's good to get some runs and I am very happy with the win."

The 29-year-old showered praise on his teammates for registering fourth straight win in IPL 10.

"Lots of credit to the players as notching up four consecutive wins is never easy, especially after we had been challenged in terms of conditions."

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