Discharged for three and two in the first two matches, it has not been an excellent start to the new season of the IPL for Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma. Sunday’s match was all the more frustrating for the Mumbai Indians captain as first he was at the recurving end of a bad decision and then got castigate by the match referee for reacting to the umpire’s call.
His team, though, did well to pull off a victory versus Kolkata Knight Riders[KKR] from a near-hopeless situation. However, there’s no revoke how much the batting line-up is riliant on Rohit.
Given the flash-and-you-miss-it nature of the tournament, no squad can afford to take time to settle down. And, The Rohit Sharma side will need all players to be at their best on Wednesday when they are up against the team to beat.
After the last game, coach Mahela Jayawardene put it down to bringing in the element of surprise. “It’s just a decision that we took tactically. We can’t play according to the same patterns we have used in the past. Teams tend to target Rohit and put a lot of pressure on the other guys as well. Rohit is coming back from an injury, so we just need to slowly get him involved.
“You might be surprised, as in some of the games he might open the batting. It is not an easy tournament if you see the opposition that we played today and have to play in the upcoming days and after that. So, we need to have that bit of surprise element, going forward,” Jayawardene had said.