'Didn't measure up': Rohit Sharma scathing in first review of MI's awful show


IPL 2024: Rohit Sharma's form for Mumbai Indians was not great.© BCCI/IPL




Indian captain Rohit Sharma admitted that he could not achieve the expected batting standards in the ongoing IPL, but instead of indulging in overthinking, his effort was to stay in the right zone and keep working on his flaws. The five-time IPL-winning skipper endured a miserable run of form in the second half of the season, even struggling to cross a score of 20 in six matches for Mumbai Indians.

“As a batter, I know I haven't been up to the mark. But after playing all these years, I know if I think too much, I won't play well,” Rohit said on JioCinema Match Center Live . He returned to form with a 38-ball 68 in their final match against Lucknow Super Giants, but MI found themselves on the losing side and finished the season at the bottom of the table.

“All I try is to stay in the right frame of mind, in the right zone, keep practicing and improve any flaws in my game. That's all I 'continued to do.

“Our season didn't go as planned. We blame ourselves because we made too many mistakes during the season. We lost a lot of games that we should have won, but that's the nature of the IPL you get some chances and when those chances come, you have to take them.”

“70 percent of T20 WC players had clarity”

The Indian skipper said he knew what his team would look like for the T20 World Cup and 70% of the players were clear about their roles ahead of the IPL.

“We thought a lot about the team we ultimately selected for the World Cup. The spinners, the seamers, the batters and the keepers, we knew before the IPL who would take us to the World Cup.

“IPL performances for everyone can vary, so we didn't focus too much on that. We needed to see how certain players performed, but it was important for us to give everyone the clarity they needed.

“Everyone participating in the IPL needed to know if they would be part of the team and what their role would be so that they could train and play accordingly. We had shared all these indicators with 70% of the team before the IPL.”

India begin their T20 World Cup campaign against Ireland in New York on June 5.

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