In light of the upcoming World Test Championship final and 2023 ODI World Cup, Rohit Sharma’s performance in the current IPL 2023 season is extremely concerning. The MI captain has scored just 184 runs at a strike rate of 129.57 in nine matches in the 16th edition of the lucrative division.
Notably, in MI’s last game against PBKS, the 36-year-old failed to open his account, tying the record for most ducks by a batsman in the tournament’s history with Dinesh Karthik, Mandeep Singh, and Sunil Narine, who all have 15 ducks.
Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra stated, in reference to Rohit Sharma’s batting, that he is being dismissed by short-pitched balls, which was not the case previously.
“Rohit Sharma departed. I am still considering whether he is underselling himself. I believe he is. Why is this photograph unbecoming of him? “He was attempting to jump out and hit in the first over, but he was out,” Chopra said on the JioCinema program AakashVani.
Chopra surprised by MI’s portrayal of three immigrants
Chopra remarked that he was astonished to see Mumbai Indians play with only three foreigners, despite the fact that their bowling unit has been ineffective this season. The 45-year-old stated that he was astonished by MI’s decision to utilize Suryakumar Yadav as their impact player.
“Suryakumar Yadav then arrived with Ishan Kishan. Suryakumar Yadav was the most influential player. I was somewhat stunned to see only three international players in their lineup. Jason Behrendorff was accessible, but he was not utilized. Chopra added that Mumbai fielded only three international players despite the fact that their bowling has been very pedestrian.
In the meantime, Mumbai Indians defeated Punjab Kings by six wickets and climbed to sixth place in the IPL Points Table. The team captained by Rohit Sharma will face the Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on May 5.