IPL 2024: On Rohit Sharma’s Golden Duck vs Rajasthan Royals, Ex-England Star’s ‘Philosophical’ Verdict

Apr3,2024



Rohit Sharma was out on a golden duck as Mumbai Indians suffered their third consecutive defeat in IPL 2024 against Rajasthan Royals on Monday. Rohit fell to Trent Boult on the fifth ball of the MI innings as he was playing away from his body and was dismissed by Sanju Samson with a sharp catch behind the stumps. Former England cricket team fast bowler Stuart Broad analyzed the dismissal on Star Sports and said that it was a proper setup from RR's side and their celebration showed how much planning was done behind the wicket. He also pointed out that there was not much that Rohit could do about it, before adding that the batsman might have 'philosophical' thoughts as a result of his dismissal.

“That was brilliant bowling,” he said. That was a beautiful plan by Rajasthan Royals. I think you could tell by the entire group's celebration that it was a setup. He thought Rohit might be thinking that Boult was going to swing the ball back and you could see from the seam release that it was wobbly. This means that it is a deliberate move with the slip for the right-handed batsman and is indeed a brilliant catch. The bottom right side is always difficult for a wicketkeeper.”

“I think Rohit would probably be sitting in the changing room now, quite philosophical, really, I can't do much about it. It's not that he has played any terrible shots. I think it was brilliant bowling. “

Rohit Sharma on Monday equaled the unwanted record of most number of dismissals in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.

In the first over of the match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium, Rohit gave away one run to wicketkeeper Sanju Samson in Trent Boult's over, which was his 17th duck in IPL history, equaling Dinesh Karthik's dubious record. Took.

Rohit's record of being out on zero 17 times is followed by Glenn Maxwell, Piyush Chawla, Mandeep Singh and Sunil Narine, who have been out on zero 15 times.

Talking about the match, consecutive spells from Trent Boult, Nandre Berger and Yuzvendra Chahal ravaged the batting line-up of Mumbai Indians (MI), helping Rajasthan Royals (RR) to win the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 here. Helped restrict MI to 125/9. At Wankhede Stadium on Monday.

Chahal and Boult bowled brilliantly against Mumbai and took three wickets each, while Nandre Berger took two wickets. Captain Hardik Pandya top-scored for MI with 34 runs in 21 balls, while Tilak Verma played an important inning of 32 runs in 29 balls.

Rajasthan Royals bowlers completely dominated Mumbai's batsmen as Pandya-led Mumbai's homecoming did not go as per plan so far and the team posted its lowest total in his IPL career.

(With ANI inputs)

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