IPL 2022: “Time for Rohit to take a breather”- Michael Vaughan wants MI to give youngsters a chance

Mumbai Indians are yet to win a match in IPL 2022 after 8 straight losses.

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Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes it is time for MI captain Rohit Sharma to relax and unwind by taking a sabbatical from competitive cricket. Rohit Sharma has been having an abysmal IPL 2022 season as his team has not won a single match in 8 outings so far. 

In the 37th match of the IPL 2022, Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians' captain, went after the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) bowlers in the opening Powerplay. However, the star batter was unable to capitalise on his strong start, as the MI player was struck out for 39 runs on 31 deliveries.

Only Tilak Varma and Kieron Pollard, the Mumbai Paltan's middle-order hitters, staged a fightback after Rohit's dismissal, but they failed to achieve the 169-run target set by LSG.

Former England captain Vaughan commented on MI's forgettable season in the cash-rich tournament before the five-time winners succumbed to pressure and extended their winless streak in the IPL 2022 on Sunday.

Vaughan advised MI captain Rohit Sharma to take a break while speaking to Cricbuzz during the 15th season of the world's richest T20 tournament.

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"It’s just the Mumbai operation this year, it’s just not working. It’s now got to a stage where I think it’s worth them throwing in more youngsters to give them experience. Just to see if they can unearth one or two more wonderful young players. And then if you lose another couple, I honestly think it’s time for Rohit Sharma to take a breather,” Vaughan had said on Cricbuzz.

Rohit Sharma, the most successful captain in IPL history, has struggled to get going in the 15th season, both as a batter and as captain. The Mumbai Indians, captained by Rohit Sharma, is the only team in IPL history to lose their first eight matches. Rohit Sharma has only 153 runs for the five-time IPL champions in eight matches this season.

“Just take a breather. Just take your time. They play so much cricket, you have to pick and choose when you can take a breather. And if Mumbai can’t make the eliminators in a couple of games’ time, which is completely impossible, it probably is now,” he added.


By Khushi Raghuwanshi - 25 Apr, 2022

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