Rohit Sharma is currently on the target of critics. Rohit lost a wicket against Chennai Super Kings on Saturday (May 6). Rohit came on the pitch in this match and tried to play a scoop shot on the third ball of the innings. But as Rohit missed this attempt, he was caught in the hands of Ravindra Jadeja. Against this backdrop, former captain of the Indian team and great batsman Sunil Gavaskar has spoken harshly to Rohit.
Rohit Sharma has always been opening the innings for the Indian team and Mumbai Indians in the IPL. But he batted at number three against Chennai Super Kings at the Chepauk Stadium on Saturday. Rohit lost his wicket to Ravindra Jadeja without scoring a single run in three balls. Fast bowler Deepak Chahar got the wicket of Rohit. When Rohit lost his wicket, the team’s score was 14 for 3 in 2.5 overs. Sunil Gavaskar said that there was no need for Rohit to take a risk by playing a scoop shot when two wickets were already lost.
Gavaskar said, “It didn’t seem like the match was going on. I could be completely wrong. But the way he played the shot was not a captain’s shot. When the team is in trouble, the captain is in charge. The captain wants to play a good innings in such situations, so that the team reaches a good score. Two wickets were lost in the Powerplay and we are not in form. If Rohit was in form, playing his scoop shot was understandable. But it’s a big and risky shot when we got out for zero in the last game.”
According to Gavaskar, Rohit should have set the pitch before playing this scoop shot. He said, “He should have opened his account first. The leg should have moved. Should have tried for a run or two at pace. After that should have tried to play big shots. He may have already come to the pitch with something else in mind. I think a short break could be beneficial for him. But it will be his and Mumbai Indians team management’s decision.”
Meanwhile, Rohit has been able to perform 2, 3, 0, 0 in the last four IPL innings. An unwanted record was also registered to his name on Saturday. Rohit has become the most wicket-taker in IPL history. He has done this feat 16 times so far. Coming to the match between Mumbai and Chennai, Mumbai lost by 6 wickets to CSK at Chepauk. (Sunil Gavaskar scolds Rohit Sharma)