India skipper Rohit Sharma had a torrid tournament with the bat in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022. The right-hander could only manage 116 runs in six games at an average of 19.33 including one fifty against the Netherlands. After the game against the Dutch, he was expected to make more runs in the next games. However, he somehow went back to his poor form with the bat.
This cost India the semifinal game against England in Adelaide on November 10. During the game, the Mumbaikar scored a painful 28-ball 27 including four fours. This inning meant that India played a considerable number of dot balls in the first few overs which is why they couldn’t accelerate. At one stage, the 2007 winners were lurking at 62/2 after 10 overs.
Batting form seems lost for Rohit Sharma: Tom Moody
Meanwhile, after the Men In Blue’s daunting loss to the Three Lions, the former Australia pacer opened up on Sharma’s batting form. The former pointed out that like a lot of skippers in the tournament, Rohit struggled to find a rhythm. Moody added that the batting form seems to be lost on the 35-year-old.
“He seems like a number of leaders in this tournament at the top of the order that have had their struggles finding the rhythm to their game and the timing in their game,” Moody was quoted as saying on ESPNcricinfo.
“We have seen it with Kane Williamson, we’ve seen it with Aaron Finch and Babar Azam. They are quality players, but just haven’t found their rhythm,” he stated.
“For Rohit Sharma, at the moment, it is lost. It nearly looked like he was going to break his shackles and burst through with a series of boundaries but it just didn’t happen for him,” Moody added.
It will be interesting to see whether Rohit Sharma continues in te shortest format for India or not. A lot of former cricketers have called for a change in leadership and personnel if the team is aiming to do well in the 2024 event.