New Zealand cricketer-turned-commentator Simon Doull believes that if Rohit Sharma stands down as captain of the Mumbai Indians, he will be freed up. This is something Sharma requires as the IPL veteran continues to battle for runs this season. Rohit Sharma has done everything, including giving himself a longer run, dropping to number three, missing one game, and coming in as an impact player, but nothing has worked.
Despite the fact that his club had a rough start to the season and is now on the verge of making the playoffs, which looked unthinkable at first, Rohit’s fans are aware of his slump in form.
Doull, who was previously chastised for questioning the strike rates of two top players (Virat and Babar), has made another bold statement about Rohit Sharma’s future as MI captain.
Doull, a Cricbuzz specialist, believes Rohit should relinquish the captaincy because he already leads India in two capacities.
“I thought it was a good idea for him [Virat Kohli] to step down as RCB captain, just as I do with Rohit now that he is India captain.” “I just think this is the tournament where he needs to be free and just play,” Doull told India Today on Cricbuzz.
Rohit should follow Kohli’s lead and step down as captain – Simon Doull clarified what he meant when he said that Rohit should follow Kohli’s lead and step down as captain because he deserves to play freely and make runs.
Kohli was replaced by Faf du Plessis, a former South African captain. This season, the two of them caused a lot of difficulty, scoring over 800 runs at the top.
“When I mentioned Virat and the captaincy, it seemed like he was constantly under pressure.” The RCB captaincy, the Indian captaincy in three incarnations, and to have it taken away—it was never going to someone he didn’t respect. According to Doull, only two or three international cricketers could have come to Bangalore and acted as captain.
Rohit has only 257 runs in 13 games this season, averaging 19.77 and striking out 131.12 times. With 14 points from 13 games and a current fifth-place finish, MI can only make the playoffs if they win their last league game at home against SunRisers Hyderabad.