Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar. (Picture Supply: Instagram)

Former India participant and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has acknowledged that he felt forward of IPL 2022, Rohit Sharma would possibly comply with Virat Kohli’s footsteps and resolve handy over the Mumbai Indians’ captaincy baton to Kieron Pollard to focus purely on his batting. It’s to be famous that Rohit is struggling immensely as a batter for Mumbai Indians during the last couple of seasons.

On Tuesday (April 12), Manjrekar commented on the matter, and including to it he stated that the all-rounder Kieron Pollard provides lots of worth to the crew’s set-up. He additionally revealed that he had envisioned a management position for the Caribbean participant, even after his poor run this season- 47 runs in 4 innings to this point. Manjrekar feels that Pollard simply wants one good sport to get again his common kind, and feels that the 34-year-old is doing his job effectively.

“I really feel Pollard nonetheless provides worth. [Before the season] I even felt Rohit Sharma would possibly go away captaincy like Virat Kohli, chill out a bit, play as a pure batter and hand the accountability to Pollard who is an excellent worldwide captain,” Manjrekar advised ESPNCricinfo.

“Pollard nonetheless has the potential, I can see that from the sixes he hits. He’ll contribute within the strain match, the crunch sport. However they should attain there first and that’s not on Pollard, it by no means has been. He’s by no means contributed all through the season for Mumbai Indians. He performs one innings in a strain sport and sees the crew via. Others must work higher as a result of Pollard is doing his common job,” he added.

Manjrekar feels Rohit Sharma must be extra egocentric and bat freely

After Kohli stepped down from his captaincy position with the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Indian crew’s T20 aspect, he was shortly changed by Rohit Sharma within the Exams and ODI codecs too. Whereas Sharma was named India’s all-formats captain, Faf du Plessis was declared as Virat’s successor on the RCB camp.

Sharma has had run together with his nationwide aspect, however he has been scuffling with MI within the IPL 2022 because the five-time champions are but to open their account and are positioned final within the factors desk. Talking of Sharma’s kind with the bat, Manjrekar felt that the skipper, and opening batter, should open up and produce out his sport to carry out freely.

“His report has been like this for the final 3-4 seasons, common lower than 30, strike-rate not 150 or 160. When he performs for India his numbers get higher… as a result of then he solely thinks about himself and fewer concerning the crew. When enjoying IPL, he tries to play the anchor position much like what KL Rahul did with Punjab Kings and Hardik Pandya did within the final matc. If he performs freely, we’ll see the Rohit Sharma we see in Indian cricket,” Manjrekar added.

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