Sunil Gavaskar dissects ‘vulnerable’ Rohit’s golden duck dismissal, says Mumbai Indians lack ‘game changer’ | Cricket


It was not a happy return for Rohit Sharma as Mumbai Indians (MI) were dominated by Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their first home match of the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) season ) Monday. Completing a hat-trick of defeats in the current season, Hardik Pandya and Co. are the only team without a win in the league stage. Returning to the iconic Wankhede Stadium as a pure hitter, former MI skipper Rohit Sharma received a golden duck from his former Mumbai teammate Trent Boult in the first over of the innings.

Gavaskar dissected Rohit’s wicket during IPL 2024 match between MI and RR(ANI)

Dissection RohitCheap dismissal, legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar amazed BoultFast bowling masterclass against record time winners. Gavaskar discussed Rohit’s vulnerability as a batter on air before focusing on dismissing The Plant Man. Rajasthan Royals the speedster silenced a packed Wankhede by dismissing Rohit and Nama for golden ducks in his first over. Yuzvendra Chahal, magician of Boult and Spin triggered a Mumbai Paltan batting collapse to ensure RR’s comfortable victory.

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“Rohit Sharma was vulnerable to…”

“Take a look at his release. This is Rohit’s wicket; It’s a messy seam. Rohit has been vulnerable to the ball coming at him, so he probably expects that when the ball holds his line, he will follow it and then it will be next. Naman Dhir had no idea, absolutely no idea, downplaying the bad line and strange body weight,” Gavaskar said on Featured sports during the live broadcast.

Rohit equals Karthik’s unwanted record

Indian all-format skipper Rohit equaled an unwanted record in the IPL 2024 match between MI and RR in Mumbai. The 36-year-old failed to open his account for the 17th time in the cash-rich league. Rohit has equaled Dinesh Karthik’s dubious record for most ducks in the IPL. After former MI skipper Rohit achieved this astonishing feat, Tilak Varma (32) and skipper Hardik (34) took the hosts to a below-par total of 125-9 in 20 overs.

MI missing Suryakumar: Gavaskar

Reflecting on MI’s top-notch performance, Gavaskar pointed out that Mumbai are missing the services of veteran batter Suryakumar Yadav. “Mumbai Indians are definitely missing Suryakumar Yadav. Suryakumar bats at no.3, and he can counter-attack so well but he is not available at the moment. MI will hope and pray that he will be available very soon as he can make a difference, he is a game changer, Suryakumar,” Gavaskar added.

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