The performance of Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is a hot topic throughout the current IPL 2023. As the Indian team is scheduled to play Australia in the World Test Championship final in less than a month, the 36-year-old’s inability to score significantly in the last three games is not only a bad indicator for the franchise but also for the Indian team.
Simon Doull, a former New Zealand international, commented on his performance and suggested that the team management continue to support the cricketer, much like Chennai Super Kings did with Shane Watson in 2018. It will be difficult for the five-time winners to drop Nehal Wadhera following his back-to-back half-centuries in the competition, thus he is still unsure about Rohit Sharma’s future after Tilak Varma returns to fitness.
“A club can continue to trust a player if they consistently win without that player scoring runs. CSK handled Watson in this way in 2018. They supported him throughout the competition, and in the final, he paid them back. I really liked Ishan’s approach to hitting in the powerplay. But Rohit can’t seem to get it to work. What would happen if Tilak Varma were healthy? Nehal Wadhera cannot be dropped at this time, Doull said Cricbuzz.
Suryakumar Yadav’s previous four or five games have been really incredible: Suryakumar Yadav, a flamboyant batsman, scored 83 runs off just 35 deliveries to help Mumbai defeat Bangalore by six wickets and climb to third place in the IPL points standings. The cricketer, who was born in Mumbai, has amassed 376 runs overall in 11 games and has been a force to be reckoned with over the last four or five games. The same was acknowledged by Doull, who praised him for his outstanding performance against the RCB.
“For him (SKY), the season has been split in two. His performance over the previous four to five games has been fantastic. Although all of the sixes were fantastic, the way he patiently awaited a slower delivery outside of off stump and timed it past point demonstrated his ability to wait, consider, and yet play the shot, according to Doull.