आप रोहित शर्मा या सूर्यकुमार यादव हो सकते हैं, कम से कम सम्मान करें...": वीरेंद्र सहवाग ने मुंबई इंडियंस जोड़ी की आलोचना की

आप रोहित शर्मा या सूर्यकुमार यादव हो सकते हैं, कम से कम सम्मान करें...": वीरेंद्र सहवाग ने मुंबई इंडियंस जोड़ी की आलोचना की

You Could Be Rohit Sharma Or Suryakumar Yadav, At Least Respect...": Virender Sehwag Slams Mumbai Indians Duo

Virender Sehwag criticizes Mumbai Indians' Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav for sluggish batting in IPL 2024 match against Kolkata Knight Riders, emphasizes respect for bowlers and shot selection.

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You Could Be Rohit Sharma Or Suryakumar Yadav, At Least Respect...": Virender Sehwag Slams Mumbai Indians Duo

Former India opener Virender Sehwag didn't mince his words as he criticized Mumbai Indians' (MI) batting duo Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav for their lackluster performance in the IPL 2024 match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). In what was a rain-affected encounter, reduced to a 16-over game, Sehwag expressed his disappointment at the duo's inability to capitalize on their starts and make substantial contributions to their team's chase of 158 runs. Rohit Sharma, the captain of MI, struggled to get going, scoring 19 runs off 24 deliveries, while Suryakumar Yadav managed only 11 runs off 14 balls. Despite a strong start to the chase provided by Ishan Kishan's brisk 40 off 22 balls, MI failed to maintain the momentum, largely due to Rohit and Suryakumar's sluggish innings. Sehwag emphasized the importance of playing sensibly, especially in the face of quality bowling. "Whoever bowls good, just play him out," he remarked, suggesting that Rohit and Suryakumar should have shown more patience and respect to the bowlers. He pointed out that had they exercised more caution and avoided losing wickets, MI could have closed out the match earlier. In the first innings, KKR faced early setbacks but managed to post a competitive total of 157/7, largely thanks to Venkatesh Iyer's impressive batting performance. Despite contributions from Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, and Ramandeep Singh, MI's bowling attack failed to contain KKR's batsmen.

MI's reply, however, faltered as they lost wickets at crucial junctures. Apart from Tilak Varma's quickfire 32 off 17 balls, there were no significant contributions from the middle order, with Hardik Pandya, Tim David, and Nehal Wadhera collectively adding just five runs. Naman Dhir's late onslaught, scoring 17 runs off 6 balls, provided some hope for MI fans, but it proved insufficient as they fell short of the target, managing only 139 runs. Sehwag highlighted Naman Dhir's cameo towards the end of the innings, suggesting that if Rohit and Suryakumar had been set at that point, they could have capitalized on such deliveries. He emphasized the need for batsmen to respect good deliveries and exercise discretion, regardless of their reputation. In conclusion, Sehwag reiterated that while Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav are undoubtedly talented players, they need to show greater maturity and discretion in shot selection. His comments serve as a reminder to all cricketers that respect for the game and the opposition is paramount, irrespective of individual skill and reputation.

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