IPL 2024: Rohit unhappy with own performance

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | May 18, 2024 IST

Rohit Sharma

Mumbai, May 18: Despite his immense talents as a batter and leader, Team India skipper has never been hesitant to admit his own mistakes in the public.

While the focus would soon be shifting to Team India's campaign in the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 under his leadership, Rohit reacted on his not so impressive batting performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.

His team Mumbai Indians led by his successor Hardik Pandya failed to qualify for the play-offs and finished at the bottom of the Points Table.

But asked about his own batting performance in this edition's IPL, Rohit admitted he could not live up to the batting standards expected from him . He added that despite his poor outing, his focus was to be in the right zone and work to iron out his flaws.

Rohit, who was replaced by Hardik Pandya as MI’s skipper ahead of the 2024 season, ended his tournament with a stunning 38-ball 68. Overall, Rohit amassed 417 runs in 14 innings at an average of 32.08 and a strike-rate of 150, including a century and fifty.

"As a batter, I know I didn't live up to the standard. But, after playing for all these years, I know that if I overthink, I won't play well. All I try is to stay in a good mindset, in the right zone, keep practicing, and improve on all the flaws in my game. That's all I kept doing,” Rohit told JioCinema.

MI had a below-par time in IPL 2024, ending with an 18-run defeat to Lucknow Super Giants at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday, to conclude their season at the bottom of the points table.

“Our season didn't go according to plan. We blame ourselves for this because we made too many mistakes during the season. We lost many games that we should have won, but that's the nature of the IPL. You get a few chances and when those chances come, you must grab them," added Rohit.

His next assignment will be to captain India in the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the USA. India will play their only warm-up match against Bangladesh on June 1, before opening their campaign against Ireland on June 5 at the 34,000-seat modular Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Rohit also revealed that the majority of the Men’s T20 World Cup squad was decided before the IPL 2024 began. "We thought a lot about the team we ultimately selected for the World Cup. The spinners, seamers, batters, and keepers, we knew before the IPL who we would take to the World Cup.”

“The IPL performances for everyone can be up and down, so we didn't focus too much on that. We needed to see the performances of certain players, but it was important for us to give everyone the clarity they needed.”

“Everyone going into the IPL needed clarity of whether they would participate in the team and what their role would be so they could practice and play accordingly. All of these indicators we had shared with 70% of the team before the IPL," he concluded.

Though there are reports that Rohit perhaps would not be playing for Mumbai Indians in the next season, but Rohit Cleary seems focussed in lading India in the upcoming T20 World Cup, which starts from next month. (With IANS support)

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  • Team India
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Mumbai Indians (MI)
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Indian Premier League (IPL)
  • Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)
  • IPL 2024

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