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Big Concern For Team India And Rohit Sharma Ahead Of T20 World Cup 2024

Former Indian cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra has highlighted the concerning decline in the form of Mumbai Indians' opener

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: May 7, 2024 15:28 IST
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With the T20 World Cup 2024 next month, Team India skipper Rohit Sharma has suddenly witnessed a dip in form after starting the campaign in sublime fashion for 5-time champions Mumbai Indians.

Former Indian cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra has highlighted the concerning decline in the form of Mumbai Indians’ opener, Rohit Sharma, a concern shared by fans and cricket followers, with implications not only for the IPL franchise but also for the upcoming T20 World Cup for the Indian team.

Aakash Chopra’s Expresses Concern For Team India

“The new ball moved and Ishan Kishan got out. Marco Jansen dismissed him. Pat Cummins came and dismissed Rohit Sharma. There is a massive difference between Rohit Sharma’s first six matches and the last five matches. He is going in single digits in the last five matches and that is a real worry,” Chopra said on his YouTube channel.

“Honestly, Rohit Sharma’s form is needed for both the Mumbai Indians and the Indians,” Chopra added.

During the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, while chasing a modest target of 174 runs, Rohit Sharma’s difficulties at the crease persisted as he was dismissed for just four runs off five deliveries.

This disappointing performance adds to a series of low scores for the former Mumbai Indians’ captain since his impressive century against Chennai Super Kings on April 14th.

Sharma’s subsequent scores of 6 against Rajasthan Royals, 8 against Delhi Capitals, 4 against Lucknow Super Giants, 11 against Kolkata Knight Riders, and now 4 against SRH, demonstrate a troubling pattern of consistently failing to reach double-digit scores.

His dismissal against SRH, where he attempted a big shot off Pat Cummins only to be caught behind by Heinrich Klaasen, encapsulated his struggles in finding his form and timing at the crease.

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First published on: May 07, 2024 03:28 PM IST

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