Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) Entered Qualifier 2 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 with a resounding 81-run win Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in Chennai on Wednesday (May 24) in the Eliminator. With this win, Mumbai have confirmed their place in Qualifier 2 and will now face the defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) on Friday (May 26).
After guiding the team to the top three of IPL 2023, Rohit earns praise from the Little Master Sunil GavaskarWho said Rohit’s captaincy doesn’t get enough credit unlike the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper M S Dhoni,
Under Rohit’s captaincy, MI have won a record five IPL titles – the most by any franchise in the tournament’s history.
Gavaskar highlighted how Rohit Sharma used Akash Madhwal to dismiss Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran in the same over of the LSG chase, saying the angle change was ‘suggested’ by the captain There was no talk at length.
Speaking to India Today, Gavaskar said, “Of course, he is underestimated. This guy has won five titles for Mumbai Indians. Let me give you one example. (Akash) Madhwal bowled over the wicket to send Ayush Badoni to the pavilion. Then he left Out to the handed batsman Nicholas Pooran.
A lot of bowlers don’t necessarily do this because if they find their rhythm bowling over the wicket, they will stay over the wicket, even if it is a left-handed batsman. You are trying But he moves around the wicket to deliver a fine delivery and gets the man out. If it was CSK and Dhoni was the captain. Everyone used to say that ‘Dhoni conspired to get Nicholas Pooran out’. To a large extent this is what happens. There’s a little too much hype, sometimes things work out.” Pointed out by Gavaskar.
Gavaskar also shed light on the decision to use Rohit Nehal Wadhera As an impact player in the first innings when MI could have easily gone for an extra bowler while defending.
“The captaincy position as well. Remember, Nehal Wadhera was earlier used as an impact player with the bat. When teams are batting first they generally do not use batsmen as impact players. But Rohit used Nehal when MI were batting first against LSG. So please give him credit for that too. concluded the former Indian captain.
Mumbai will now aim to enter their seventh IPL final against them on Friday evening hardik pandyaGujrat led. And the winner of Qualifier 2 will take on CSK in the final on Sunday (May 28).