Aakash Chopra-Rohit Sharma

Aakash Chopra, a former Indian batter and full-time cricket sportscaster, has demonstrated on Rohit Sharma’s forgettable season as captain of the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Mumbai Indians, led by Rohit Sharma, had their worst season in the cash-rich league. In the 15th season, the five-time champions ended 10th.

Rohit Sharma. Photo- IPL
Rohit Sharma. Photo- IPL

In the 15th season of the Indian Premier League, senior opening batsman Rohit Sharma was expecting to have yet another productive season with record-time winners Mumbai Indians (MI) after being the all-format skipper of Team India (IPL). Top batter Rohit has led Mumbai Indians to five IPL titles in his illustrious T20 career, making him the most successful player in the league’s history.

IPL 2022: Aakash Chopra Underlines MI Skipper Rohit Sharma's Forgetful IPL 2022 Season
Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard
Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard. (Photo: IPL)

Mumbai Indians suffered an early exit under Rohit, capping off their worst-ever season in the IPL. Mumbai Indians ended 10th in the 10-team tournament, and Rohit Sharma’s side was also the first one to exit the playoff race of the season.

‘Rohit Sharma’s hands appeared to be tied for the first time’: Aakash Chopra

Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra commented on Rohit’s forgetful season on his YouTube channel and has said that the Mumbai-based franchise’s lack of runs was an issue.

“Even Jasprit Bumrah struggled in the first half. For the very first time, Rohit Sharma’s hands appeared to be tied. He created some tactical mistakes. Perhaps it was the team combination or a loss of faith as a result of not scoring runs,” Chopra stated.

After opening in all 14 league matches this season, the former India batter and full-time pundit stated that batsmen Rohit and Ishan Kishan failed to submit any big runs.

Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credits: Twitter)
Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credits: Twitter)

“They also failed to find a suitable death bowler. Jaydev Unadkat, Basil Thampi, Tymal Mills, Daniel Sams, Riley Meredith, and Ramandeep Singh were also considered. But the death bowling was terrible. Spinners did not take many wickets either, “ Aakash Chopra stated.

Mumbai Indians finished 10th in the table, one spot behind archrivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

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