In a crucial encounter of Qualifier 2 between the Mumbai Indians and the Gujarat Titans in the ongoing IPL 2023, the Mumbai Indians’ skipper Rohit Sharma suffered yet another disappointment as he failed to make a substantial contribution with the bat. This time, it was fast bowler Mohammed Shami who got the better of the prolific opener, resulting in an early departure for Rohit.
The dismissal came when Shami delivered a well-directed short ball to Rohit. The Mumbai Indians’ captain, known for his proficiency in playing the pull shot, attempted to take on the delivery. However, Rohit’s execution didn’t match his intentions, and he ended up mistiming the shot. The ball soared high in the air, courtesy of a top-edge.
Fielder Joshua Little, positioned at fine leg, quickly reacted to the skier. He settled under the ball with composure and completed a clean catch, sending Rohit Sharma back to the pavilion. It was a significant breakthrough for the Gujarat Titans, as Rohit’s wicket holds immense value in any match situation.
Rohit’s dismissal added to his recent struggles in the IPL. In a tournament where he has traditionally performed exceptionally well, this season has been a different story for the experienced opener. The fans and cricket enthusiasts had anticipated Rohit to showcase his usual brilliance and lead the Mumbai Indians from the front. However, he has been unable to find his rhythm consistently, resulting in a series of low scores.