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Rohit Sharma Hits New Low in 2023 IPL

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Rohit Sharma Hits New Low in 2023 IPL

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Rohit Sharma’s slump in form continued as he failed to deliver for Mumbai Indians in their IPL 2023 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Despite chasing a huge target of 200 runs, much was expected from the skipper, but he was dismissed in the fifth over by Wanindu Hasaranga for just 7 runs off 8 balls.

It is the first time in IPL history that Rohit has failed to breach a single-digit figure in five successive matches, returning scores of 2 (8), 3 (5), 0 (3), 0 (3), and 7 (8). Rohit’s previous worst run was in 2017 when he opened the campaign with four single-digit scores – 3, 2, 4, and 0.

Match Highlights

The match took place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, where RCB put up an impressive score of 199 for 5 thanks to a century stand between Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell. After RCB lost early wickets, du Plessis (65 off 41) and Maxwell (68 off 33) teamed up to expose MI’s bowling troubles. Du Plessis and Maxwell added 120 runs for the fourth wicket off just 62 balls, powering RCB’s charge after Mumbai Indians made early inroads with Virat Kohli (1) and Anuj Rawat (6) falling early.

Maxwell played some outstanding strokes, hitting four sixes and eight fours to record his fourth half-century this season. Du Plessis, on the other hand, attacked fast bowlers and spinners alike to get to his sixth half-century of the season. He also extended his lead at the top of the list for the highest run-getters this year, reaching 576 runs in 11 matches at an average of 64.

MI fought back in the second half to dismiss Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror (1), and du Plessis in quick succession, which halted RCB’s charge as they could not go beyond the 200-run mark, which at one stage looked probable.


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Mumbai Indians Status

However, the focus was on Rohit Sharma’s poor form, with fans and experts questioning his place in the team. Rohit, one of the most successful IPL captains with five titles, has been struggling to find form this season, with just 141 runs in 11 innings at an average of 14.10. He has failed to score a half-century this season and has been dismissed for single-digit scores in five successive innings.

The pressure is now mounting on Rohit and the MI management, who will need to find a way to get their skipper back in form if they want to make it to the playoffs. With just four matches left in the league stage, MI is currently in sixth place with four wins in 11 matches. They will need to win at least three of their remaining matches to have a chance of making it to the playoffs.

In conclusion, while RCB had an impressive win, the focus was on Rohit Sharma’s poor form, and the pressure is mounting on him and the MI management to find a solution to their skipper’s slump in form. Fans and experts will be watching closely to see if Rohit can turn things around and help MI make it to the playoffs.


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