Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians had a season to forget as they were the first to crash out of the 2022 playoffs race. The team finished last in the points table.
Rohit Sharma in action during the T20 World Cup 2021. (Courtesy: Reuters)
- Rohit Sharma scored 268 runs in 14 matches of the IPL 2022
- MI became the first team to crash out of 2022 playoffs race
- The five-time champions MI won only 4 matches and lost 10
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won hearts with his sweet gesture to teammate Ramandeep Singh before exiting the team’s bio-bubble.
In a video shared by Mumbai Indians while biding adieu to his teammates, the “big brother” Rohit told Ramandeep, “Take care, buddy. Call me if you need anything”.
The five-time champions had a season to forget as they finished last in the IPL points table with just four wins and 10 defeats. Mumbai Indians lost eight consecutive matches before ending their losing streak in the ninth game.
Rohit, along with his family, is in the Maldives on a vacation. The all-India selection panel has rested him for the upcoming home T20I series against South Africa with KL Rahul to lead the team.
While playing in the Indian Premier League 2022, opener Rohit failed with the bat as he couldn’t register even a single half-century throughout the tournament. In 14 matches, the right-hander amassed just 268 runs.
The Mumbai Indians failed to field a stable combination, with continuous changes made to the line-up. The Mumbai-based franchise was the first to crash out of the playoffs race as they were plagued by injuries, inconsistency, poor form and unsuccessful auction strategy.
The likes of Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan failed to live up to their fans’ expections, while Jasprit Bumrah was unable to make an impact for most of the tournament.
Mumbai Indians finished off their IPL 2022 campaign on a high as they not only defeated Delhi Capitals in their final league game but knocked them out of the playoffs race as well. Delhi’s elimination paved the way for Royal Challengers Bangalore to qualify for the knockout stage.
Rohit will return to lead India in the fifth Test against England to be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham from July 1-5. India currently lead the Test series 2-1.