Mumbai: Kerala cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin says the team is happier than the century. He told Asianet News that the team will continue to win the next few games and advance from the group. In the second match of the Mushtaq Ali Twenty20, Azharuddin scored 137 off 54 balls as Kerala easily beat Mumbai.
‘No More Kindness’
Azharuddin’s first reaction after the sparking innings was via Asianet News. ‘Happy in the Century. I am happy to have won and finished more matches. Didn’t look at who was throwing. No need to show kindness. No one has shown mercy after playing cricket for so many years. In our day, the oppression must be overcome. Anyone in Kerala will be like that. There will be no mercy anymore, especially in T20 cricket. We have five matches until the 19th. Only one team from this group will qualify. I have only a dream of becoming a Kerala team. That is what further efforts are for. I have no other dreams till the 19th, ”Azharuddin said.
Azharuddin’s reaction can be seen in the video
Mumbai’s crushing victory
The weeds of Kerala were the horns of Mumbai, which Weemp called the giants of Wankhede. Strong Mumbai set a target of 197 for victory. But without fear of Suryakumar Yadav and his team, Mohammad Azharuddin and Robin Uthappa quickly moved the scoreboard of Kerala.
Mohammad Azharuddin, 26, completed his 37-ball century. Kerala surpassed Azhar’s target of 197 in just 15.5 overs. Robin Uthappa (33 off 23 balls) and Sanju Samson (22 off 12 balls) were the main contributors. Sachin Baby remained unbeaten on two runs with Azharuddin. This is Kerala’s second win in a row in the tournament.
Batting first, Mumbai lost seven wickets for 196 runs. Yashwasi Jaiswal scored 40 and Aditya Tare 42 runs. Captain Suryakumar Yadav scored 38 off 19 balls. Shivam Dubey (26), Siddharth Lad (21) and Sarfraz Khan (17) were the other scorers. For Kerala, Jalaj Saxena and KM Asif took three wickets each while Nitish took one wicket.
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Last Updated Jan 14, 2021 9:56 AM IST