Rohit Sharma’s poor form has continued in the ongoing warm-up game against Leicestershire too as the India skipper failed to score big. The right-handed batsman entered the game on the back of a disastrous display in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).
Before the IPL, he failed to deliver in the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka too. While India won both the Tests, Rohit failed to score big in his first series as a Test captain. In three innings, he registered scores of 29, 15 and 46.
It was followed by a disappointing campaign in the IPL. In 14 IPL games this year, the Mumbai Indians skipper managed just 268 runs at an average of 19.14 and a strike rate of 120.17.
It is also the first time that he failed to score a single half-century in an IPL season. His performance had an impact on the team’s fortunes as well. Mumbai suffered eight successive losses at the start of the season, and while they won four of their last six games, it was not enough to avoid a last place finish.
Following the IPL, he was given a much-needed break as he missed the home T20I series against South Africa. Fresh after the break, Rohit would have loved to register a big score before taking on England in the rescheduled Test. The batting superstar, however, failed to score big and was out for just 25.
Rohit’s knock came off 47 balls and was studded with 3 fours. Rohit once again lost his wicket while trying to play the pull shot. He tried to pull a shorter delivery from Roman Walker but could only miscue it to the leg side.
India in trouble:
Talking about the game, India are in big trouble after deciding to bat first in the warm-up game. At lunch on day one of the 4-day contest, the visitors were reeling at 90 for 5. Virat Kohli (9*) and Srikar Bharat (6*) were in the middle, battling it out for the tourists.
So far, only Rohit and his opening partner Shubman Gill (21) have managed to touch the 20-run mark. The other batsmen who were dismissed are Hanuma Vihari (3), Shreyas Iyer (0) and Ravindra Jadeja (13).