Former Australia international Tom Moody expressed his disappointment following Rohit Sharma’s poor run of form in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022. The Indian captain managed to score only 116 runs in six matches and batted in the powerplay, his strike rate of 106.42 is very concerning, to say the least. His captaincy too was questioned along with his fitness throughout the course of the event.
Moody in a conversation spoke on top orders failing in the marquee tournament and also mentioned that the 35-year-old has completely lost his rhythm. There was no coordination between his eye and bat and that resulted in the downfall of one of the modern-day greats.
“He seems like a number of leaders in this tournament at the top of the order that have had their struggles finding the rhythm to their game and the timing in their game. We have seen it with Kane Williamson, we’ve seen it with Aaron Finch and Babar Azam. They are quality players, but just haven’t found their rhythm,” the former cricketer was quoted as saying.
“For Rohit Sharma, at the moment, it is lost. It nearly looked like he was going to break his shackles and burst through with a series of boundaries but it just didn’t happen for him,” he added.
VVS Laxman and Hardik Pandya to take charge of T20Is after World Cup
In the absence of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya will take charge of the Indian T20I side against New Zealand. Rahul Dravid, who’s the designated coach of the Men in Blue will take some time off as well with former India cricketer VVS Laxman replacing him.
Some new faces will be introduced in the T20I series and all eyes will be on Sanju Samson, Deepak Chahar, Deepak Hooda and a few other cricketers after they failed to make a mark in recent times. Shardul Thakur, who’s likely to be released from the Delhi franchise in the Indian T20 League, needs to prove a point as the mini-auction is likely to take place on December 23 at Kochi.