Mumbai. Rohit Sharma could not do wonders with the bat in the current season of IPL. He was not successful even as a captain. The team is out of the playoff race after losing 8 out of the first 9 matches. But on Friday, Rohit scored his biggest score of the season against Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans. Hardik used to play for Mumbai Indians under the captaincy of Rohit till the current season. They have been each other’s players for the first time. In such a situation, Rohit has warned Pandya. Till the time of writing the news, Mumbai has scored 76 runs for one wicket in 8 overs. Ishan Kishan 29 and Suryakumar are playing after scoring one run.
In the match, Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl. There is dew in Mumbai in the second innings. Rohit Sharma started the innings well. In the second over, he hit two fours and a six off the delivery of fast bowler Alzarri Joseph. Shami hit a six in the third over. In the fourth over, Rohit hit 2 fours in 2 consecutive balls of Alzarri. The team had scored 40 runs in 4 overs. In such a situation, Pandya called leg-spinner Rashid Khan to bowl.
Ishaan hit 2 fours
Ishan Kishan hit 2 fours off Rashid Khan in the 5th over. A total of 13 runs were scored in the over. Fast bowler Lockie Ferguson bowled the last over of the powerplay. Rohit hit a four on the second ball. Ishaan hit a four on the fourth ball. A total of 10 runs were scored in the over. After 6 overs the score was 63 runs without a wicket. Left arm fast bowler Pradeep Sangwan bowled the 7th over. He conceded 11 runs. On the third ball of the 8th over, Rashi made Rohit lbw. He scored 43 runs off 28 balls. Hit 5 fours and 2 sixes. He has given the team a good start.
Rohit Sharma’s highest score before this match was 41 runs. With a half-century, 200 runs have also been completed in his current season. They would like to do well in the remaining matches. T20 World Cup is to be held in Australia in October-November this year. In this sense, all the players would like to get the rhythm.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 06, 2022, 20:16 IST