Mumbai Indians rose to the challenge of chasing down goals of more than 200 runs in two back-to-back games, setting a new “record” in the T20 league. While Tim David, Ishan Kishan, and Suryakumar Yadav have all rediscovered their best form, Rohit Sharma, the captain of MI, hasn’t. Due to consistent failures at the top of the batting order, The Hitman does find himself in danger. Tom Moody, a former Australia great, believes that Rohit plays more a MS Dhoni-like mentor-mentee role.
“It is a worry, but I assume from the Mumbai Indians’ perspective, Ishan Kishan was another worry going into this game (PBKS vs MI). Both of the openers lacked runs that the opponent appeared to be up and running and flying”. After MI defeated PBKS on Wednesday, Moody told the broadcaster.
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The roles that Dhoni and Rohit are playing for their respective clubs are comparable, according to Moody. Similar to Dhoni, Moody believes Rohit contributes much as a captain, thus his recent struggles with the bat aren’t as concerning as they should be.
Rohit Sharma is the next one. When your team has the kind of batting depth MI does, you can be patient with players like Rohit Sharma because of the value he adds as captain. You should consider MS Dhoni’s contribution to CSK. He has only made a few bat-related effects, and that is entirely due to his position down in the batting order.
“Rohit Sharma is more than just a batsman. It’s the boss, it’s the prosperous and serene mentality. He has led his team to several championships,” the former Australian Star said.