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IPL 2022: I am not concerned about Rohit Sharma’s form, says Mahel Jayawardene

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So far in the 15th edition of IPL 2022, the captaincy of Chennai Super Kings and Ravindra Jadeja has been discussed. Chennai Super Kings have not done very well in this year’s IPL. After losing the first 4 matches, the team won one match.

Now all eyes of cricket critics are on Rohit Sharma and his team Mumbai Indians.

The situation of Mumbai Indians is also critical in IPL 2022. Both the teams have won the title several times in the previous season. But now there is a big difference between the two teams due to the change of players. So now Rohit Sharma and his team are the talks of the town.

Former cricketer Jayawardene has expressed her views while Rohit Sharma was making a statement. Mahila Jayawardene is a very famous and very big player. Currently, he is working as a head coach of the team Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022. From such talented and experienced players, there are always some suggestions and opinions in IPL. Therefore, every incident that happens in the IPL has an impact on the outside world.

On Wednesday, it was a match between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings. Rohit hit the four and six off Vaibhav Arora in the first over of Mumbai Indians in the beginning. As Rohit Sharma did not get success to score high and he has achieved the target of 108 runs at an average of 21.60 in IPL 2022. In the context of this, head coach Mahela Jayawardene said that he is not concerned about skipper Rohit Sharma’s batting performance in the IPL 2022.  He has amassed 108 runs in five innings at 21.60 and a strike rate of 133.33.

The Jayawardene did not praise the player as he was disappointed somewhere but he has faith in Sharma as he has that kind of potential to stand up and prove that again.

Jayawardene was talking in the post-match press conference. 

“If you look at the way he starts, the way he hits the ball, it’s brilliant. He’s timing it, he’s getting some really, really good starts. Yes, he’s disappointed as well, that he’s not being able to convert them,”

Further, he said,

“We’ve seen Rohit batting deep, batting for 14-15 overs and getting those big scores. It’s just a matter of time. He’s a quality player and I am not concerned about the form as such.”

Jayawardene also talked about the capabilities of Dewald Brevis and TilakVerma.

At one point, Dewald Brevis and TilakVermahad successfully chased the third wicket with 84 runs in partnership. Dewald was very aggressive as he hit the 4 fours in 25 balls and 5 sixes. He scored 28 runs against the spinner Rahul Chahar of Punjab Kings.

Jayawardene clarified the decision to bat youngsters Brevis and Tilak ahead of Suryakumar as the latter was given the role of finishing the game along with Pollard. Read: IPL2022,Tymal Mills to return or Mumbai Indians? Predicting MI’s likely playing 11 against PBKS

The MI head coach said. 

“The two young guys, we know what they are capable of. So give them a bit of freedom to go and control that situation, so that Polly and Surya are able to chase that. That was the initial thinking. It’s a call that we will take depending on how we’ve set up tactically against certain opposition,”

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