The five-time champion Mumbai Indians are struggling in the Indian Premier League, much like they did the year before. They are now seventh on the IPL points table. The team’s key batters, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Tim David, have not yet arrived, and it is very clear that Jasprit Bumrah’s services are greatly missed. Due to workload and injury management, Jofra Archer, who was supposed to handle things in his absence, hasn’t participated in many games this season.
Therefore, MI hasn’t played well on the field thus far and needs a significant improvement to make the playoffs. Notably, Mumbai’s batting unit once again fell short in their most recent match against the defending champion Gujarat Titans, which the visiting club defeated by a score of 55 runs at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Only two runs were scored by Rohit Sharma, the team’s captain, in eight pitches.
Aakash Chopra, a former cricketer for India, then said that the 35-year-old needs to change how he is dismissed because it is becoming a pattern in every game. Rohit Sharma appeared out of sorts during MI’s match against GT since the batsman struggled to get going and lost his wicket to the rival team’s captain.
Rohit Sharma, the MI captain, continually tries to do something different.
“Hardik Pandya arrived and ejected his opponent. Rohit Sharma left in an effort to try something fresh. Rohit Sharma is underselling his abilities. On his YouTube channel, Chopra described it as a recurring motif that is synchronous with other events.
“We claim that he has high run production but a low strikeout rate. You believe he is a lot better player than that when he leaves the field in an attempt to make room. Rashid Khan had never previously fired Ishan Kishan, but this time he did. Rashid also fired Tilak Varma, the pundit continued.
In the meantime, Rohit was extremely dissatisfied with MI’s batting unit’s performance against GT in the ongoing IPL 2023. The Mumbai-born batsman said during the post-game presentation that they needed to pick up their game and that his batting squad had backed themselves to shoot down big numbers, but it had not yet materialized.