Mumbai Indians are struggling for a win. This is not the first time that they have got off to a bad start. But losing five in five just doesn’t augur well for a team that has invested millions and built a world-class infrastructure that keeps producing players over the years. Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith when asked about MI’s poor run cited an interesting observation. He mentioned that Rohit’s poor form has got something to do with his international captaincy. He didn’t mention the word ‘burden’, but the statement was along those lines.
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“This is the first tournament he is captaining MI since becoming India’s white-ball captain. Does that mental strain take a toll in the IPL? It’s something to consider,” Smith was quoted as saying by ‘Cricket.com‘.
Rohit has accounted for 108 runs in 5 matches with an average of 21! His poor form has got everything to do with Mumbai getting bad starts and not capitalising which could have helped them close the game. Rohit was recently named India captain in ODIs and T20Is after Kohli stepped down. He was also given the charge of Test captaincy.