IPL 2021: Trent Boult Hails Rohit Sharma's Captaincy
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IPL 2021: Trent Boult Hails Rohit Sharma’s Captaincy

Mumbai Indians pacer Trent Boult hailed Rohit Sharma's captaincy. (Photo credit: BCCI)
Mumbai Indians pacer Trent Boult hailed Rohit Sharma's captaincy. (Photo credit: BCCI)

Trent Boult, New Zealand pacer heaped praise upon veteran Rohit Sharma’s captaincy saying the Mumbai Indians skipper backs his players to execute their skills with a positive frame of mind.

Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma showed his captaincy skills in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and revealed the reason behind remaining as one of the most successful captains. With five IPL titles to his name, Rohit Sharma has won praise from several experts. Even in IPL 2021, Rohit Sharma has led from the front to help his bowlers defend low totals on a couple of occasions.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI.

Trent Boult: Rohit Sharma Is Very Approachable Abd Backs All Players To Execute Their Skills

New Zealand pacer Trent Boult, who has been a part of the Mumbai Indians setup since the 2020 season, was full of praise for Rohit Sharma’s captaincy and said the Mumbai batsman backs his players to execute their skills.

“I have played one season under his captaincy. He has 5 IPL titles to his name and that probably comes with a lot of experience. The best thing is that he is very approachable, very easy to talk to and he backs all the players to execute their skills. V

“ery positive guy, I really enjoy the opportunity to play under his captaincy,” Trent Boult said in response to a question from timesnownews.com during a virtual press conference.

Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah | MI Twitter
Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah | MI Twitter

Trent Boult, who was traded to Mumbai Indians from Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2020, proved to be a wonderful addition to the side as he ended up as the third-highest wicket-taker in IPL 2020 with 25 wickets and also MI’s highest wicket-taker in the tournament after Jasprit Bumrah (27). In IPL 2021, Trent Boult has so far claimed six wickets in four matches.

Trent Boult: Middle Order Would Be Desperate To Put In A Good Performance

Mumbai’s middle-order has failed to fire this season and it would concern the team management going into the match against Punjab Kings (PBKS) on April 23. Trent Boult added that the middle-order would be desperate to put more runs on board in MI’s last game in Chennai.

“I am sure the middle-order would not be too pleased with how things have gone so far. I know those guys are hungry and desperate to put in a good performance in our last game in Chennai tomorrow. Not the ideal start, we would have wanted to have few more runs on the board,” Boult said.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (Instagram)

MI had a mixed campaign so far where they have won two matches and lost as many in the 14th edition.

After getting off to a losing start against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL opener, Mumbai got back to winning ways with two successive wins against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) before losing to Delhi Capitals (DC) – whom they had defeated in IPL 2020 final to lift a record fifth IPL title.

Rohit Sharma is MI’s highest run-scorer in IPL 2021 by amassing 138 runs in 4 games while Suryakumar Yadav has aggregated 121 runs. Ishan Kishan has managed only 67 runs in 4 games while both Chris Lynn and Kieron Pollard have managed 49 runs playing 1 IPL game and 4 IPL games respectively.

Quinton de Kock managed only 44 runs in 3 matches. Hardik Pandya managed to score 35 runs while Krunal Pandya has scored 26 runs.

Among bowlers, Rahul Chahar has 8 scalps while Trent Boult has 6 scalps and Jasprit Bumrah has 4 scalps behind his name. The team will be looking to give more opportunities to the likes of Adam Milne, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Dhawal Kulkarni, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and Piyush Chawla in the forthcoming games.