Rohit Sharma’s bat has been calm in IPL-2022. (IPL Photo)
Rohit Sharma had made Mumbai Indians the IPL winner five times under his captaincy, but this season Rohit has neither captained nor his bat, Rohit has not hit a half-century yet.
Is Indian cricket in deep trouble? Why this question? This question is because the batsman in whose name the bowlers used to tremble, whose captaincy strategy used to be one step ahead of other teams, they are not in their touch at this time. We are talking about Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma’s bat is calm at the moment and at the same time his captaincy is also failing. Rohit is currently playing in IPL-2022 and is captaining Mumbai Indians. The same Mumbai Indians who won the IPL title five times under the captaincy of Rohit. But this time the team felt as if the snake was snuffed out. Mumbai Indians suffered eight consecutive defeats and the result was that Mumbai could not make it to the playoffs this time. The worse thing is that the team is currently at number 10 this season and it is very likely that they will end the season also by staying at number one.
Mumbai are currently ranked 10th with six points from 13 matches with three wins and 10 losses. He has yet to play one more match. It is surprising to see this condition of the most successful team in IPL history. Nobody thought that Mumbai would be in this position in the points table and would become the first team to be out of the race for the title.
Rohit is a flop
Rohit as captain could not take this team where it was expected, in the playoffs. Rohit had captained this team for the first time in 2013 and in the very first season gave the team its first title. After that, this team kept on moving forward. All this happened under the captaincy of Rohit, but this season none of the bets of this captain could be played. Rohit’s strategies did not work, while the decisions taken by him on the field also could not prove to be effective. At the same time, Rohit was also seen avoiding taking some tough decisions, like, Kieran Pollard was not in form this season but Rohit gave him opportunities again and again and kept a player like Tim David out. Pollard went out but by then Mumbai’s game was over.
At the same time, Rohit could not show amazing even with his bat. He does not have a single half-century to his name this season. His highest score of this season is 48 runs, which he did against Sunrisers Hyderabad last night. He was able to score runs in the line of 40 in some more matches but disappointed in the rest of the matches. In the 13 matches played so far this season, only 266 runs have come out of Rohit’s bat. During this his average has been 20.46.
Concern for Team India
Rohit’s captaincy not running and his flop with the bat is a matter of concern for Team India. That is because Rohit is now the captain of Team India in all three formats. In such a situation, if his captaincy is not effective, then Team India may have to suffer. The team has to play series against South Africa, Ireland, England in the coming times and it is very important for Rohit to walk in it. Not only in terms of captaincy but in terms of a batsman because Rohit is one of the main batsmen of the team. Rohit is the pivot of the team’s batting. If seen at this time, even Virat Kohli is not in form and in such a situation, the responsibility of Rohit increases even more to score runs. Also, India cannot afford the loss of two of its top batsmen not being in form.
but don’t attack
Rohit is not in form and neither are his captaincy bets right, but even after this, there is not much talk about his form. No one is talking much about this. When Virat Kohli’s form was gone, a lot of questions were being raised. There were talks about his captaincy too, but it is not so during Rohit’s time. Probably because Rohit has failed only in IPL so far. His real journey with Team India is to start after this IPL. Rohit would also like him to rain runs wearing Team India’s jersey and under his captaincy, the team will win continuously.