Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma’s workload “have doubled” up to now years and stated that not being in kind with the bat has affected Rohit’s captaincy as properly. Rohit is probably the most thriving captain within the historical past of the Indian Premier League (IPL), having led MI to 5 title victories- the best within the IPL – in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020. They did, nonetheless, have certainly one of their worst seasons final 12 months, ending final on the standings with solely 4 victories in 14 video games. Previous to pulling collectively a few victories, in addition they dropped their first two video games this season. They’re now ranked sixth within the standings.
Shastri agreed that not being in kind with the bat has affected Rohit’s captaincy as properly.
“If you start getting on a purple patch where you are scoring runs, the job as a captain becomes much easier, the body language on the field changes, that energy on the field is different as opposed to when you are not getting runs. You can go flat no matter who you are,” Shastri advised ESPNcricinfo.
IPL 2023 season shouldn’t be going properly for MI captain Rohit as in ten matches, he has scored 184 runs at 18.39 and a strike fee of 126.89. This consists of two geese.
“That’s where, as a captain, it is more important that your performances come into play. It is harder now because of the stage of his career, and the kind of team that they have. The same team could be a terrific team in a year’s time or two years’ time, once they start gelling together. But to get that right mix, that’s the job of the captain,” he added.
“The resources you had two or three years ago aren’t quite the same. The challenges as a captain might have doubled for him. The work as a captain would have doubled as opposed to two years ago when everything was nice, set – go out there and do the job,” Shastri stated.
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