The Indian and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has struggled to score runs in the ongoing 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League. So far, in the seven games, Rohit has only smashed a single half-century in the IPL 2023.
Rohit has amassed 181 runs in 7 matches at the IPL 2023, averaging 25.86. In his last game for Mumbai Indians, Rohit was dismissed for cheap against Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The MI skipper was removed by GT skipper Hardik Pandya for 2 off 8 balls in the second over.
Under the leadership of Rohit, it is highly unlikely that Mumbai Indians, which is injury-ridden, will be able to secure their berth for the playoff stage in this season. Currently, MI is placed eighth on the IPL 2023 points table, with four defeats in their first 7 matches.
Shane Watson Slammed Rohit Sharma’s Form
Meanwhile, sharing his views on the performances of Rohit, former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson claimed that the MI skipper had been an inconsistent performer for several seasons in the Indian Premier League.
Speaking on The Grade Cricketer on YouTube, Shane Watson said:
“It is a huge challenge to manage your mental energy. International cricketers around the world do play a lot of cricket, but Indian cricketers play it non-stop all year round. With Rohit Sharma now being captain of India now as well, it’s even more on his plate. If he is a bit mentally fatigued, you can see why. When it comes to Rohit Sharma, we have seen him at his best, but in the last four or five years of the IPL, he hasn’t been very consistent at all. It is hard to get your head around it because he is such a gun batter when he is going, taking on all the best bowlers in the world in all different conditions,”
Mumbai Indians will host Rajasthan Royals in match No. 42 of the IPL 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.