IPL 2023
Shane Watson opens up on Rohit Sharma’s IPL performance
By SMCS - Apr 28, 2023 4:06 pm
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Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has said that Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has been very inconsistent in the IPL over the past four to five seasons as well. Rohit hasn’t had the best of runs in the cash-rich league over the past few seasons, where his average is below 30 since 2017.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

The IPL 2023 campaign doesn’t give a good picture for the MI captain at the halfway mark as he has scored 181 runs in seven matches which came at an average of 25.86. While speaking on The Grade Cricketer on YouTube, as quoted by Hindustan Times, Watson opined on Rohit’s dip in form and pointed out that it could be due to mental fatigue as the Mumbai Indians opener is also the captain of the Indian team.

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Shane Watson went on to say that in the last four to five years, Rohit Sharma hasn’t been consistent enough in the cash-rich league.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

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“It is a huge challenge to manage your mental energy. International cricketers around the world do play a lot of cricket, but Indian cricketers play it non-stop all year round. With Rohit Sharma now being captain of India now as well, it’s even more on his plate. If he is a bit mentally fatigued, you can see why. When it comes to Rohit Sharma, we have seen him at his best, but in the last four or five years of the IPL, he hasn’t been very consistent at all. It is hard to get your head around it because he is such a gun batter when he is going, taking on all the best bowlers in the world in all different conditions,” concluded Shane Watson.