The poor form of Sanath Jayasuriya notwithstanding, Mumbai Indians coach Robin Singh threw his weight behind the Sri Lankan and said he would soon bounce back and rediscover the lost rhythm.
"Sanath is a seasoned cricketer and he knows what is best for him. It is a question of getting him motivated to play his role," Singh told reporters ahead of encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders. The Matara marauder has got out cheaply scoring 23, 7 and 2 in his team’s previous three matches.
Terming the shot selection of the batsmen against Royal Challengers Bangalore as bad, Singh hoped that the team will be more careful with the choice of their shots in the next game. "I think we were just bad. I hope the guys will be more focused and probably be more careful about shot selection," he said.
Asked whether the team had any plans for Chris Gayle, Singh said, "Not really thought about it, we are just focusing on what we want to do and what team we want to play. (It) hardly matters (how big a hitter Gayle is). There are many big hitters in the tournament," he added.