Guptill had ‘best seat in the house’ against DD


New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill has not had many opportunities to play for the Mumbai Indians, but was delighted to be in the middle while Krunal Pandya was batting against Delhi on the weekend.

Pandya made 86 off 37 balls against the Daredevils, while Guptill added 48 in his second game of the season. Pandya's knock featured six sixes, and Guptill jokes that he enjoyed not needing to run much.

Guptill said on the club's website: "Krunal would keep telling me to get him on and he'll play his shots, but if it was in my area to still have a go. It worked pretty well and we fed off each other extremely well.

"I did have the best seat in the house, he played some extremely good shots and hit the ball extremely well so being out there I was able to see it up close and personal and luckily I didn't have to run too many and get more tired than I already was."

The Kiwi also said that he enjoyed batting alongside skipper Rohit Sharma, as the pair put on 46 for the first wicket, with ROhit making 31 of those runs.

Guptill added: "Obviously Rohit is a world-class player and he makes it look so easy, just how easily he hits the ball and some of the shots he plays are pretty amazing.

"Hopefully I can keep my place in the team for the next game and watch him a bit more."