A poor start has been made by the Mumbai Indians (MI), who are still winless after six games in the Indian Premier League (IPL) of 2022. The performances of the players have been scrutinized by cricket analysts and fans alike. Lalchand Rajput, a former cricketer, spoke about Rohit Sharma’s recent form and heaped admiration on the young players from Mumbai Indians. In answer to a question about Rohit being out three out of five times while playing the pull shot, Rajput recalled Sachin Tendulkar’s story. Tendulkar, he alleged, used to be out easily in the first three Tests of the 2003-04 series against Australia by attempting to play the cover drive. However, in the fourth Test, he switched tactics, avoiding the drive, and responded with a score of 241* at the SCG. He stated that Rohit must employ the same method in order to obtain runs.
“You’ve got to rein in that natural instinct, as I recall a Sachin Tendulkar anecdote. Sachin was dismissed in the first three tests of the 2003/04 series against Australia while playing cover drives. While playing this shot, he used to get out to Brett Lee who was caught behind. He hit a magnificent 241 in the fourth Test match at the SCG, without playing a single cover drive. Thus, he must mentally prepare himself to bat until the 15th-16th over,” Rajput explained on Sky247.net’s ‘Not Just Cricket Show’ on CricTracker. Suryakumar Yadav, MI’s star performer, said the squad is rebuilding and would produce more world-class performers in the next three to four years. Rajput believes they should not participate in this year’s IPL if they are rebuilding and challenged the team to think about ways to win through strategic or personnel adjustments.
“If he claims the team is for next year, don’t compete. It suggests he’s already given in. These statements may appear good on TV, but they don’t bode well for the squad. Now is the time to stay positive and think of new ways to win your forthcoming games. The spin unit is weak, while the pace department had Boult last season to compliment Bumrah. “Bumrah has to collect wickets in the powerplay overs this season,” Rajput remarked. Tilak Varma and Dewald Brevis: Lalchand Rajput Rajput praised Tilak Varma and Dewald Brevis for their aggressive cricket and contributions to MI this year. Rajput believes Brevis will soon join the aSEE .
“I am highly impressed with Tilak Varma’s batting style, he is a potential player. Brevis, a kid, is AB de Villiers. AB also coaches him, which is why he likes him and bats like him. When he shoots, he keeps his head down and never raises it. I think he’ll play for South Africa one day,” Rajput said.