Rohit Sharma: In the 15th season of IPL, Mumbai Indians are getting defeat on defeat. On Saturday, Mumbai also saw a loss against Lucknow Supergiants, and now the team’s hopes of reaching the playoffs have become bleaker. The team is at the bottom of the points table (IPL 2022, Points-Table), and Mumbai has not won a match.
There are many reasons for this poor performance of Mumbai Indians, who lost six consecutive matches, and the biggest reason is captain Rohit Sharma himself. Rohit Sharma has failed with the bat this season. On the captaincy front, his strategies are falling, and the team is losing. The exciting thing is that the pressure of defeat is visible on Rohit Sharma’s face and his annoyance comes out on his players.
Rohit Sharma was often seen in a relaxed style on the field, but he is seen in a different avatar this season. He is seen scolding the players for mistakes. Further irritability is visible on his face on the field, but before raining on his players, Rohit himself should also shower with the bat. Unless the captain himself performs well, how will he set an example in front of the team?
Rohit Sharma’s poor performance in IPL 2022
Rohit Sharma’s failure with the bat in IPL 2022 is a significant concern for his fans and team. Rohit made a good start against Delhi Capitals by scoring 41 runs in 32 balls, but his bat got rusty after that. Ten against Rajasthan, three against Kolkata, 26 against RCB, Punjab Kings-28 and Rohit Sharma got out after scoring just six runs against Lucknow. Rohit Sharma has scored 114 runs in 6 matches at an average of just 19.
Rohit Sharma’s captaincy is looking ordinary.
After the loss against Lucknow, Rohit Sharma said that he takes responsibility for this performance. Responsibility will also have to be taken because even the face of victory is tied to Rohit Sharma’s head. Let us tell you that the captaincy of Rohit Sharma has been average in this IPL.
His changes in bowling have weighed heavily on the team. Well, it is not Rohit Sharma’s fault either. Except for Jasprit Bumrah, no bowler from Mumbai is performing well. Timal Mills, Basil Thampi, Murugan Ashwin, and Daniel Sams have all done poorly. Rohit Sharma is also not using Bumrah well.
Rohit Sharma made a big mistake by not getting him the first over against Lucknow because Lucknow captain KL Rahul struggles a lot in the first over. He got out on the first ball twice this season. Had Bumrah been put in front of Rahul, perhaps the result could have been different. In the end, Rahul’s century overshadowed Mumbai.