Former England captain Michael Vaughan trusts Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma has misfired so far in IPL 2022 after turning into India’s all-format captain.
The five-time IPL champions haven’t got rolling in the fifteenth version of the money-rich tournament. They have lost every one of the six games so far in the competition and are grieving at the lower part of the points table.
Captain Rohit Sharma has also failed to show any influence with the bat. The magic run-scorer has just scored 114 runs in six games at a measly average of 19.
Rohit Sharma Is An Issue: Michael Vaughan Disappointed By Indian Skipper’s Performance In IPL
Vaughan feels Sharma’s form has gone down since he has been delegated India’s all-format skipper. Talking on the Cricbuzz show, the 47-year-old former English player said:
“Rohit Sharma is an issue. Since he got the Indian job has not really done that (demonstrating going upwards), he has done a little bit of that (demonstrating going down). It would be a concern for me that Rohit has failed to use his India captaincy as a confidence boost for his game to go really up into the sky.”
Not Seeing A Comeback This Year: Michael Vaughan
Mumbai Indians are known to be slow starters and get pace as the competition advances.
In any case, Vaughan further accepts they are leaving it past the point of no return this year, adding:
“They’re just not thinking right. They’re just not getting anything right. They are trying, they are giving it everything.
“They are probably tinkering a little bit too much but I’m afraid Mumbai this year we generally always know that they are going to come back and they leave it late but I think they are leaving it a little bit too late this year.”
Mumbai will presently need to win practically the entirety of their leftover eight games to save themselves in the chase after the end of the season games.
MI is going through a change after giving up a couple of its main players, including the Pandya siblings. Senior players have likewise been unable to click, which has harmed their possibilities this season.
MI Could Utilize This Year To Prepare For The Next Few: Michael Vaughan Discusses MI’s Strategy Going Forward
Vaughan figures Mumbai could utilize this year to track down a player or two for the upcoming seasons.
The cricketer-turned-commentator maintained: “I have always loved them but they are just going to have a tough year, a year where they are going to try and maybe find one or two players.
“I think in Dewald Brevis, they have got a player that they can pretty much bank on for many, many years. They did the deal with Jofra Archer, he is not going to be there this year but again that’s good business going forward.”
Mumbai Indians will hit the ground on April 21 when they clash with one more franchise struggling for wins, Chennai Super Kings, who have one win in five matches.