Cricket - Rohit confident 'minor adjustment' can fix batting woes

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - ICC Men's T20 World Cup - Super 12 - Group 2 - India v Scotland - Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 5, 2021 India's Rohit Sharma in action REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Opener Rohit Sharma just needs to make minor adjustments to his batting to regain form, the Mumbai Indians captain said after his team finished last in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season.

Limited-overs stalwart Rohit managed only 248 runs from 14 games at an average of 19.14, failing to score a single fifty for the first time in his IPL career.

"A lot of things that I wanted to do didn't happen," said Rohit, India's captain, after Mumbai finished their campaign with a five-wicket victory against Delhi Capitals on Saturday.

"But this has happened with me earlier as well, so it's not something I am going through for the first time. ... I need to take care of the mental aspect and think about how I can return to form and perform."

Rohit's struggles with the bat mirrored five-time champion Mumbai's disappointing campaign, in which IPL's most successful franchise effectively dropped out of the playoff race after eight successive losses.

"It was a bit disappointing season for us as we couldn't execute our plans at the start of the tournament," Rohit said. "In tournaments like the IPL, you have to build that momentum.

Rohit hopes to have addressed his batting issues before India hosts South Africa for a five-match Twenty20 series next month.

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Gerry Doyle)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Cricket

Cricket-Buttler replaces Morgan as England's white-ball captain
Cricket-Rohit ruled out with COVID-19, Bumrah to lead India v England
Cricket-Anderson replaces Overton in England team for India test
Cricket-Khawaja, Green put Australia ahead in Galle test
Cricket-Australia board 'astonished' by Seven Network court action
Cricket-India, Pakistan players may line up together under Afro-Asia Cup revival plan
Cricket-Rain delays second day's play in Galle test
Cricket-Anderson stunned by 'fearless' England transformation
Cricket-India to take late call on Rohit's inclusion after positive COVID test
Cricket-South Africa batsman Bavuma ruled out of England tour

Others Also Read