Mumbai: Everyone was surprised when the teams of Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders were ready for the toss at the Wankhede Stadium. When Mumbai’s innings started in this match, then people were surprised. The reason for this surprise is only one – Rohit Sharma. Rohit did not come on the field at the time of toss and Suryakumar Yadav came down to toss as captain. But Rohit has come to open from Mumbai side.
The rule of impact player has come only this year. This is the first time in IPL that a captain is not playing a match and has come as an impact player. Batting first in this match, Kolkata scored 185 runs losing six wickets.
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where did the stomach pain go
When Suryakumar came to toss, he told that Rohit has a stomach problem and that is why he is not playing the match. But now the question here is whether Rohit’s stomach ache went away after one innings? Or was this done to save Rohit from fielding and manage his workload? Before the start of IPL, it was reported that seeing Rohit’s workload, he may be given rest in some matches and Suryakumar may be given the captaincy.
The reasoning behind this was that after the IPL, the final of the World Test Championship is to be held and the ODI World Cup is also to be played this year, so Rohit’s workload will have to be managed. Well, only the management of Mumbai knows the reality.
🚨Toss Update@surya_14kumarwho is the captain @mipaltan today, wins the toss & #MI elect to bowl against @KKRiders, #TATAIPL , #MIvKKR
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— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 16, 2023
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Rohit’s magic did not work
It was expected from Rohit that if he came to bat after rest, he would play a brilliant and stormy innings but he returned to the pavilion after scoring 20 runs. He made Rohit his victim by Kolkata’s new spinner Suyash Sharma. Rohit tried to chip Suyash’s ball but Umesh Yadav standing at mid-on took his brilliant catch. Rohit faced 13 balls in his innings and hit two sixes apart from four fours.