MI vs PBKS: Rohit Sharma Needs To Forget That He Is A Captain When He Walks Out To Bat - Virender Sehwag

Updated - 13 Apr 2022, 07:06 PM

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

Former Indian player Virender Sehwag asked Mumbai Indians to score enough runs to provide their bowlers to defend the target with ease. The Rohit Sharma-led side has recorded four straight losses in IPL 2022 and is the only team left to register a win.

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In their last match against RCB, Suryakumar Yadav’s blistering knock of 37-ball 68 guided Mumbai Indians to a respectable total of 151/6 after they were reeling at 79/6 at one stage. RCB chased the target with the nine balls to spare.

Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma. Photo- IPL
Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma. Photo- IPL

Rohit Sharma will need to forget that he is a captain when he walks out to bat: Virender Sehwag

Mumbai Indians will take on Mayank Agarwal-led Punjab Kings on Wednesday and Sehwag suggested the five-time IPL champions to score big totals citing CSK’s 216 against RCB last night.

“As Chennai did, Mumbai will also need to put those extra runs on the board for their bowlers if they lose the toss. They will need to score those runs as they keep on posting just 160-170 which is not enough with the bowling that they have. Even Bumrah cannot do everything alone,” Sehwag told Cricbuzz.

Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard
Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard (Image Credits: Twitter)

“Rohit Sharma will need to forget that he is a captain when he walks out to bat and needs to know that he is the ‘Hitman,” he added.

Suryakumar Yadav is batting really well: Virender Sehwag

Suryakumar has scored back to back fifties since recovering from the thumb injury, which kept him out of the first two games against Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. (Photo: IPL)

Sehwag lauded the Mumbai Indians batter for his consistent performance but the former Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) skipper feels Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard should fire with runs.

“Suryakumar Yadav is batting really well and is dominating the match as long as he is there at the crease. But I think they will need at least three batters to stay till the death. It should not happen that they have just one batter who is batting with the tailenders. It creates confusion about whether he should hit or take a single,” Sehwag said.

“They should keep wickets in hand as we saw with Chennai how they accelerated after ten overs. Rohit needs to play cautiously at the start. Pollard’s bat has been quiet for a while. If he fires, it will be good for the team as those extra 12-20 runs can be valuable,” he added.

Mumbai Indians will play against Punjab Kings on Wednesday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

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