Former West Indian cricketer Ian Bishop said that Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma was going through a difficult period and appeared completely broken after his team’s eighth loss in a row in the IPL 2022 season.
MI currently remains at the bottom of the points table with 0 victories in 8 games, the poorest start in IPL history. Their losing streak has been mostly attributed to a lack of effective bowling options and erratic batting. Bishop suggested modifications that may be made for MI, which has nothing to play for but pride.
Ian Bishop on Rohit Sharma
When the Mumbai Indians take on the Rajasthan Royals on Saturday night, they will be looking to end the losing streak. The Rohit Sharma-led team has had their worst-ever run in the Indian Premier League, with no wins thus far in the current season. MI’s bowling attack has been a source of concern from the start of the season, and their batting performances have also been poor.
Former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop discussed MI’s ongoing troubles in the current season, suggesting that the franchise should give Tim David another shot in the middle.
“When I spoke to Rohit after the last game, he seemed a broken man, understandably. It is a franchise with a great pedigree. I think they need some personnel changes,” Ian Bishop said.
“Personally, I think they need Tim David. I don’t know why he hasn’t featured more often. They need someone in that batting lineup to get them to a more significant score to hold things, and maybe power up. Obviously, Suryakumar Yadav has been playing well,” Bishop added.
Bishop went on to say that now that their chances of making the playoffs are all but gone, he hopes the MI can focus on developing the players for the future.
“Their bowling has been leaking runs at critical times in matches, so it’s disappointing for them this year. But still they got to see how they can get out of it, and how they can develop some of those players going forward,” Bishop concluded.