MI vs RCB: Rohit Sharma's poor performance with bat is not technical, but mental says Virender Sehwag
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MI vs RCB: Rohit Sharma’s poor performance with bat is not technical: Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma is undergoing a lean patch in the ongoing Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. He recently bagged a duck and his season average plummeted to just 18 after playing 10 games in the league.

Talking about the recent failures of Rohit Sharma, ahead of the MI vs RCB game, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag pins it more as a mental blockage rather than any technical failure. Sehwag reckons Rohit is not battling with the bowlers but with himself in the IPL 2023.

“Rohit Sharma is not battling with the bowlers but with himself. There is a mental block,” Virender Sehwag said. “There’s no problem with his batting technique. Some confusion is going on in his mind. But the day he gets going, we will make up for all the previous matches.”

Notably, Rohit Sharma recently got an unwanted record to his name for scoring the most ducks in the history of the IPL. Sharma recorded two consecutive ducks in his last two IPL games and now he has a total of 16 ducks after playing 16 seasons.

Moreover, Rohit’s stats in the IPL 2023 aren’t too encouraging either. He has scored 184 runs in 10 innings at a poor average of 18.40.

Aaron Finch, who was also on the Star Sports panel, said Mumbai Indians (MI) are taking too many unnecessary risks while opening the innings. The Aussie cricketer suggested Mumbai to learn from Chennai Super Kings’ Ruturaj Gaikwad, who has paced his innings beautifully in the IPL 2023.

“MI’s opening combination looks confused they are taking a lot of risk. They were looking to hit all the balls. They should learn from Ruturaj Gaikwad, he remains so calm in the middle and hits the loose balls,” Aaron Finch said.

In fact, Mumbai decided to open with Cameron Green and Ishan Kishan instead of Rohit Sharma. The MI skipper was pushed to third place, the plan which apparently didn’t work out for Mumbai Indians.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians currently sit in seventh place in the IPL 2023 Points Table after playing 10 games. MI have managed to win and lose five apiece so far in the tournament. The five times IPL winner will face RCB at Wankhede Stadium in match number 54 of the Tata IPL 2023. Both MI and RCB will have a chance to get clear off the mid-table clutter and enter the top four if either of them manages to win the contest.

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