The captain of the Mumbai Indians has been having a terrible run of play throughout the current season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Rohit has only scored 191 runs in the 11 games he has played so far in the ongoing league.
In Mumbai’s most recent match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, he continued to play poorly. On Tuesday, May 9, the 54th match of the competition was played between the two teams in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Once again unable to make an impression, Rohit was dismissed for just seven runs by Wanindu Hasaranga after being sent in to chase a 200-run mark.
Jason Behrendorff, a pacer for the Mumbai Indians, came up after reflecting on his dismal form and backed the captain to immediately regain his form. He added that he had been hitting the ball into the nets really nicely.
“I love the intention Rohit had when he started; it was great to see him take the bowlers on as he sort of stepped down the wicket. Although he is hitting the ball quite well in the nets, it is currently not translating well out in the middle. However, we are aware of Rohit’s prowess and believe him to be a player of the highest caliber. Behrendorff suggested that all it might take for him to regain his previous level of play is a few successful shots.
MI defeat RCB with a commanding victory.
Speaking of the match, after the first innings, Royal Challengers Bangalore had scored 199 runs. Ishan Kishan, Nehal Wadhera, and Suryakumar Yadav were outstanding for the five-time champions as they entered the race to chase the target.
Ishan Kishan scored 42 runs in 21 deliveries to start the innings. However, Suryakumar Yadav’s genius was what carried the team to an outstanding victory. Nehal Wadhera, who hit a magnificent half century for Mumbai by scoring 52* runs in 34 balls, helped the 32-year-old score 83 runs in just 35 deliveries, helping Mumbai win the match by six wickets.