Simon Doull raises questions over Rohit Sharma’s future in IPL 2023

Mahela Jayawardene - Rohit Sharma - Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma’s performance in the IPL 2023 has been the talk of the town as he has failed to score significantly in the past three matches. This is concerning not only for his franchise, Mumbai Indians but also for the Indian team, as they have a crucial match coming up soon. Simon Doull, the former New Zealand player, feels that the team management should support Sharma, similar to how Chennai Super Kings backed Shane Watson in 2018. However, he is unsure about Sharma’s future in the team once Tilak Varma recovers from his injury. Nehal Wadhera has been in excellent form with back-to-back half-centuries in the tournament.

“When a team keeps winning without a player scoring runs, they can still continue to trust that player. This is what CSK did with Watson (in 2018). They carried him through the tournament and he repaid the faith in the final. Loved the way Ishan went about hitting in the powerplay. But it’s just not working for Rohit. Now what happens if Tilak Varma is fit? You can’t drop Nehal Wadhera now,”

Simon said.

The last four-five games that SKY has had have been just unbelievable: Doull

With an impressive 83 runs off just 35 balls, Suryakumar Yadav was the hero for Mumbai Indians in their recent victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore, leading them to third place on the IPL points table. Doull praised Yadav for his exceptional performance, having already scored 376 runs in 11 matches and maintaining impressive form throughout the season.

“It has been a season of two halves for him (SKY). The last four-five games that he has had have been just unbelievable. All the sixes were great, but the way he waited on a slower delivery outside off stump and timed it through point, shows that he has the game to wait, assess and still play the shot,”

Doull concluded.

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