IPL 2022: “Really Don’t Know What’s Happening With Rohit Sharma” - Sanjay Manjrekar Perplexed With Lack Of Runs From MI Skipper’s Bat In IPL 2022
Sanjay Manjrekar perplexed with lack of runs from Rohit Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)

Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has communicated shock at Rohit Sharma’s absence of large scores in IPL 2022. As per him, the Mumbai Indians (MI) captain is in great form yet is some way or another incapable to concoct significant runs for the team.

Mumbai slipped to their 6th back to back defeat in IPL 2022 on Saturday, going down to the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 18 runs.Sharma’s unfortunate run went on as he was excused for 6. The 34-year-old opening batter edged one to the pacer Avesh Khan, attempting to direct a ball down to deep third man.

Don’t Know What’s Happening: Sanjay Manjrekar Clueless On Rohit Sharma’s Lack Of Performance

Sanjay Manjrekar confused by Rohit Sharma's Form (Image Credits: IPL)
Rohit Sharma (Image Credits: IPL)

Investigating Sharma’s hardships with the bat, Manjrekar said on ESPNCricinfo that it was challenging to call attention to a justification for the equivalent. He remarked:

“Really don’t know what’s happening with Rohit Sharma. When he scores even 20, it seems like the machine is fine. But it suddenly stops working and he gets out. He looks in fine form, but he’s just not been able to perform.”

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The 56-year-old additionally brought up that Sharma hasn’t been pretty much as steady as a portion of the star entertainers in the IPL throughout the long term. He added:

“It’s not just about this season. He hasn’t made the kind of impact in the IPL that players like KL Rahul and David Warner have. I don’t know the reason – maybe he is too invested in international cricket. There is no problem with his technique. When you look at Virat Kohli and Ishan Kishan, you can see that they are slightly out of form. Rohit is batting well, but the runs are not coming.”

Observed A Pattern In His Batting: Sanjay Manjrekar Talks About MI Opener

Ishan Kishan (Image Credits: Twitter)
Ishan Kishan (Image Credits: Twitter)

Moving the concentration to the next Mumbai opener, Manjrekar saw that Ishan Kishan’s strike rate in the IPL falls essentially when he is coming up short on certainty. He elaborated:

“I have observed a pattern with Ishan Kishan’s batting. When he is in rhythm, he scores at a strike rate of 150. When the Indian Premier League was being held in Chennai during the first half last season, his strike rate had dropped to 80 for a few games. When he is struggling, he is completely out of form and his strike rate slips below 100.”

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Bought at ₹15.25 crore at the auction, Kishan has scored 191 runs in six matches at a strike rate of 117.18 while his partner Sharma has scored 114 runs at a strike rate of 129.55.

“Wouldn’t Consider This Rahul’s Best IPL hundred”: Sanjay Manjrekar Not Much Impressed By LSG Captain’s Performance

While Rohit Sharma battled with the bat, his contrary number KL Rahul pounded an unbeaten 103 off 60 balls on Saturday.

KL Rahul vs MI (Image Credits: Twitter)
KL Rahul vs MI (Image Credits: Twitter)

Commending the LSG captain for his brilliant thump, Manjrekar would not term it his best. Giving explanations behind the equivalent, he elaborated: “Wouldn’t consider this Rahul’s best IPL hundred. The bowling was quite weak and Rahul himself will admit it. At the start, it seemed like he would again look to anchor the innings. But once he realized that the pitch is good and the bowling is not great, he attacked the bowling.”

Talking about his fluctuating strike rate, Manjrekar added that Rahul concludes what sort of speed he needs to score at. He stated:

“Even when Rahul is scoring slowly, it is his plan because he wants to bat till the end. It has never been a case of him struggling to score quickly.”

Rahul’s unbeaten ton drove Lucknow to 199 for 4 after they were approached to bat first. Pursuing the target, Mumbai scored just 181 for 9.

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