Twitter Reactions: Rohit Sharma dismissed for yet another ‘Golden Duck’
The 31-year old's horrid run in the IPL continues following a duck at the Wankede.
Published - May 13, 2018 9:19 pm | Updated - May 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Rohit Sharma and his terrible form in the ongoing Indian Premier League reached a new zenith after the Mumbai Indians skipper was dismissed for a first-ball duck against the Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede. With little surprise, it was Jofra Archer who unwittingly picked up Sharma’s wicket as the latter made a futile attempt to guide the ball down to fine leg. Needless to say, the catch was eventually snapped up by Jaydev Unadkat.
Apart from the century in a solitary match, Rohit’s form with the bat has been quite terrible, to say the least. In fact, the Mumbai Indians also took the call to slot him down the order, in a bid to get the best out of their premier batsman. While the change has indeed worked for the likes of Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav, in particular, it would also seem as though the move hasn’t really worked out for Rohit.
As for the dismissal against the Royals at the Wankhede, it would seem to many as though this one was rather unlucky, something that many commentators have attributed to bad form. It would also be alright to state that the ball did come off the meat of the bat, as far as Rohit was concerned barring the elevation that would have taken the ball over the fence. The delivery from Jofra Archer clocked in excess of 150 Kmph.
As things stand, the Mumbai Indians have failed to capitalize on the good start they had made courtesy of Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav. At the moment, the Indians are currently heading towards the final few overs of the innings. Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan haven been tasked with the finish of the innings.
Twitterati speaks following Rohit’s predicament
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) May 13, 2018
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) April 22, 2018
Most ducks for captains in IPL:
10 – Gautam Gambhir
7 – Adam Gilchrist
7 – Shane Warne
7 – ROHIT SHARMA*#MIvRR
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) May 13, 2018
Jofra Archer is love. You can’t keep him quiet. Keep up the great work Jof @craig_arch
— Nabeel Hashmi (@HashmeNabeel) May 13, 2018
Rohit averages only 20s against Royals, gone first ball today
— Nikhil ? (@CricCrazyNIKS) May 13, 2018
First 10 seasons: None
This IPL season: 3 times ???? pic.twitter.com/dGDVRaU6zy
— பாலா (@Balakri91045560) May 13, 2018
— tired af (@simhadriii) May 13, 2018
And Rohit sharma says he plays down the batting order in IPL so that he can provide stability to the middle order. ??? Bhai tu @ImRo45 opening hi karle.
— Sky! (@being_Akash_) May 13, 2018
Rohit Sharma against #RR
Diamond duck at Jaipur.
— CricketFTS (@CricketFTS) May 13, 2018
— Abhi (@im_Abhi_07) May 13, 2018
— Anshuman Mishra ?? (@Anshuman86m) May 13, 2018
Rohit Sharma's season against Rajasthan Royals:
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) May 13, 2018
Rohit Sharma fans Now…. ?? pic.twitter.com/O7c0ficCih
— CSK™ logesh (@logesh18_Offl) May 13, 2018