Rohit Sharma could score only 11 runs in the Eliminator match.Image Credit source: BCCI
New Delhi:Mumbai Indians succeeded in making it to the playoffs this season but the performance of team captain Rohit Sharma was not up to expectations. Rohit failed to score big with consistency and this trend continued in the most important match, ie Eliminator It continued in I also, where Rohit again failed to make any impact. In this way, once again Rohit’s bat could not get any color in the IPL playoffs, which has been going on for the last several years.
In the eliminator match of IPL 2023, Mumbai captain Rohit had decided to bat first against Lucknow Super Giants on Wednesday. However, Rohit himself failed to capitalize on this decision and returned to the pavilion after being dismissed in the fourth over of the innings itself. Rohit was made his victim by Lucknow’s Afghan fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq.
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Rohit failed again in the playoffs
Rohit’s bat yielded only 11 runs in 10 balls in this innings, which included a four and a six. In this way, once again Rohit Sharma failed to play any big innings in the IPL playoffs (qualifier 1-1, eliminator).
Rohit has so far batted in 14 innings in the IPL playoffs. In this, only 125 runs have come out of his bat. That is, only an average of 9.61 and a strike rate of 88. His biggest score has been 26 runs.
Naveen gets the big wicket of Rohit Sharma in the #TATAIPL #eliminator #LSGvMI #IPLonJioCinema #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/vFl43ZPSuW
— JioCinema (@JioCinema) May 24, 2023
The bat definitely speaks in the final
If we talk about the 6 final matches of IPL, in which Rohit Sharma has participated, the performance of the Mumbai captain has been better. Rohit has scored 183 runs in these 6 innings at an average of 30, which includes 2 half-centuries. Both these half-centuries have proved to be match-winners for Mumbai. That is, if Mumbai reaches the final, then Rohit’s bat can work.
Rohit’s average season
By the way, this whole season has not been good for the captain of Mumbai. Rohit has scored 324 runs in 15 innings this season, in which his average has been only 21 while the strike rate has also been only 133. Only 2 half-centuries came out of Rohit’s bat in the entire season. In the last but important match of the league stage against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rohit played a big role in taking the team to the playoffs by playing an innings of 57 runs.
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