The two most successful IPL teams Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are facing each other in El Clasico of IPL at DY Patil Stadium on 21st April 2022. It has been a forgettable season for both teams. Both the champion teams stand at the bottom position in the points table of IPL 2022.
CSK captain Ravindra Jadeja won the toss and decided to field first against Mumbai Indians. However the first over didn’t go as per plans of Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma was dismissed for a duck on the 2nd ball of the first over. Mukesh Chaudhary took the important wicket of Rohit Sharma.
Rohit wanted to push forward but the bat turned in hand and it took the inner edge of the bat and went straight into the hands of Santner who was standing in mid-on. Rohit has been in poor form in IPL since 2017 and this season has also been pathetic for him. Rohit faced a heavy backlash for his poor form in the ongoing IPL season
Here is how fans reacted to Rohit Sharma’s batting form :
Rohit sharma after getting all format captaincy, int'l avg – 23, ipl avg – 16
Respect to someone who captained in every format and still averaged 60 with the bat. Few peak after it, few get out of their peak . pic.twitter.com/X6ZuFQoVUW
— Abhinav (@TotalKohli) April 21, 2022
Rohit Sharma in IPL 2022 till now:
1 x Duck
6 x Losses as Captain
Last IPL 50 came on 23rd April 2021, against PBKS at less than 120 SR and in a losing cause.
Is Rohit Sharma the batter the biggest problem for MI?
— 12th Khiladi (@12th_khiladi) April 21, 2022
Rohit Sharma is now a serious concern #MIvsCSK
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) April 21, 2022
Duck for Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 21, 2022
My Eyes can Believe what it Saw and My Ears can’t believe what it heard… #Rohitsharma goes for Duck now…is it all time low for Rohit and Virat…Hope turn around is round the corner for both of them #ViratKohli𓃵
— Samip Rajguru (@samiprajguru) April 21, 2022
Karma hits back very hardly 🤣🤣🤡🤡 pic.twitter.com/ifUutzZYvu
— need not know😏 (@Nknownlegend19) April 21, 2022
Rohit Sharma himself ending his Paid Mumbai Lobby PR pic.twitter.com/ZAh1DHFe3Z
— Pari (@BluntIndianGal) April 21, 2022
— Sai Krishna💫 (@SaiKingkohli) April 21, 2022
Rohit Sharma carefully surviving one extra ball so his fans can explain how he is better than Kohli. pic.twitter.com/ykNcHTJ0z4
— Puspa rawal (@Iampuspa17_) April 21, 2022
Most ducks in IPL- Rohit
Most runs in IPL- Virat
The levels as a batsman are staggering
— FEDERER 🐐 (@Kohliesque) April 21, 2022
Middle-order revives Mumbai Indians after a faulty start
The five-time IPL champions have had an awful start to the game. Mukesh Choudhary knocked over Ishan Kishan in the same over before getting the better of Dewald Brevis in the fourth over. Suryakumar Yadav tried to steer the innings alongside Tilak Varma and added a small partnership before Mitchell Santner dismissed Mumbai’s No.4 batter.
Suryakumar looked in red-hot form during his 21-ball 32 run knock but holed out to the deep square leg fielder in an attempt to break the shackles. It brought debutant Hrithik Shokeen in the middle. The youngster along with Tilak steadied the ship to take the total over 100.
Written by Harsh Gupta