IND vs ENG: “Rohit Sharma Looked Like He Was Going To Break His Shackles But It Just Didn’t Happen For Him”

Team India have been knocked out of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 following a crushing 10-wicket defeat against England in the semi-finals at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10. India have failed to win an ICC tournament for the seventh time in nine years, despite coming close again.

India failed to cross the 40-run mark in the power play during their first four Super 12 stage matches, and their highest score of the tournament was 46 runs against Zimbabwe. The Men in Blue managed to score 38 runs against England.

Rohit Sharma has scored 116 runs in six games at an average of 19.33 and, barring a 53-run knock against the Netherlands, has failed to impress with the bat on other occasions. The 34-year-old scored just 27 runs off 28 balls after Jos Buttler sent India in to bat first at the Adelaide Oval. Rohit stayed until the ninth over, and Chris Jordan, who replaced an injured Mark Wood, dismissed him while the batsman went for a big shot.

It Just Didn’t Happen For Rohit Sharma – Tom Moody

Former all-rounder Tom Moody believes Rohit Sharma did his best to come out of his poor run of form but failed to do so.

“He seems like a number of leaders in this tournament at the top of the order that have had their struggles finding the rhythm to their game and the timing in their game,” Moody was quoted as saying on ESPNcricinfo.

Tom Moody (PC-Getty Images)

“We have seen it with Kane Williamson, we’ve seen it with Aaron Finch and Babar Azam. They are quality players, but just haven’t found their rhythm. For Rohit Sharma, at the moment, it is lost. It nearly looked like he was going to break his shackles and burst through with a series of boundaries but it just didn’t happen for him,” Moody added.

Batting first, the Men in Blue were in trouble at 75/3 in the 12th over. Hardik Pandya scored 63 runs off 33 balls, and Virat Kohli scored 50 runs off 40 balls, and they managed to score 168 for the loss of six wickets at the end of 20 overs.

England chased down the target in just 16 overs without losing any wickets. Indian bowlers failed to stop England’s aggressive opening pair of Jos Buttler and Alex Hales, who hammered the bowling attack all around the park, and India were unable to make a comeback in this match.

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