T20 World Cup 2024
Rohit Sharma Faces Netizens’ Wrath After Another Poor Performance
By CricShots - Jun 20, 2024 8:59 pm
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Rohit Sharma’s struggles in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 continued as he failed to make an impact in the crucial match against Afghanistan in Barbados. India, drawn in Group 1 for the Super 8s stage alongside Afghanistan, Australia, and Bangladesh, heavily relied on their captain to set the tone and lead from the front. Unfortunately, Sharma’s recent form has been a concern, and he once again fell short of expectations.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma failed to do much

Rohit began the tournament on a high note, scoring a match-winning fifty against Ireland. However, his performance has dipped since then. In the second game against Pakistan, he was dismissed for just 13 runs, followed by a mere 3-run outing against the USA. Despite his underwhelming contributions, India managed to secure victories in both matches, ensuring their place in the Super 8s.

Entering the game against Afghanistan, there was significant pressure on Sharma to bounce back. Winning the toss and opting to bat first, he had the opportunity to make a statement.

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Unfortunately, he could not capitalize and was dismissed for a single-digit score. Facing left-arm pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi, Sharma managed only 8 runs off 13 balls before being sent back to the pavilion in the third over. This continued poor form has not gone unnoticed, and fans were quick to express their disappointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the time of writing, India was struggling at 90 for 4 in the 11th over. Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya were at the crease, both having made promising starts. The Indian team will be hoping these two can build on their starts and guide the team to a competitive total. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant, who has shown good form throughout the World Cup, will aim to score big, and Virat Kohli, after a dismal group stage where he managed only 5 runs in 3 innings, will be looking to redeem himself.

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This match is critical for India as they navigate the Super 8s stage, and the performances of key players like Sharma, Pant, and Kohli will be crucial for their success. The team and fans alike will be hoping for a turnaround in form to strengthen their chances of progressing further in the tournament.