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IPL 2022 – 3 moments of Rohit Sharma’s Tactical Brilliance

Rohit Sharma first played international cricket in 2007. He was a vital player for India during their World T20 2007 campaign. Since then, he has never looked back, enjoying success as a player and captain in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Rohit has won one title as a player, with the Deccan Chargers in the 2009 tournament, and has captained the Mumbai Indians to five titles. He was successful in carrying out the plans on the field and made several critical decisions. His performance in the competition cleared the path for him to be named captain of the Indian national team.

The teenagers who have previously played for the Mumbai Indians have gone on to play international cricket. This is owed, in part, to Rohit, the captain’s encouragement, which has helped them develop the confidence to perform effectively under pressure.

When it comes to tactical brilliance, there aren’t many players who are better than Rohit Sharma and in this article, we are going to recap three moments of his tactical brilliance.

Number 3. Introducing Rahul Chahar to the Mumbai Indians Starting XI

 

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Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar was acquired by the Mumbai Indians in 2018, although he was unable to play in any of the team’s games due to tight competition, with Mayank Markande and Krunal Pandya performing admirably. However, his efforts for the Rajasthan stateside in domestic cricket helped him to play his maiden match for the Mumbai Indians against the Chennai Super Kings in the team’s fourth match of the competition.

Despite the fact that Rahul was not an instant success, his performances improved as the season continued. His best figures came against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, where he finished with 3/19. He went on to take 13 wickets in 13 innings this season.

In the final, Rahul Chahar applied significant pressure to the CSK hitters, finishing with 1/14 from four overs. His performance aided the Mumbai Indians to a one-run victory.

 

Number 2. Sacrificing his opener slot to Lendl Simmons

 

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To eliminate the problems offered by opposing bowlers, the left-right combination has always proven devastating. Rohit and the Mumbai Indians team management employed the same strategy in the 2017 edition.

Given the performance of Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel as an opening duo in 2015, Rohit surrendered his position and dropped to No.4 for the entire season. It enabled the Mumbai Indians to maintain the same plan in the powerplay, while Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard supplied MI with impetus towards the finish of the innings.

Lendl Simmons and the hitman tied for the tournament’s second-highest run-scorer with 540 runs. The move aided the team’s third championship success.

 

Number 1. Bowling Malinga in the final over of the IPL 2019 Final

 

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Following 2017 final, Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni were involved in another nail-biting finish, as their respective sides gave it their all to win the trophy in 2019. The Mumbai Indians did well to set a target of 149 runs, which was a good total given the pressure of a final.

The Chennai Super Kings got off to a fast start and cruised through the opening half of their innings. The Mumbai Indians’ bowlers, on the other hand, were clinical and grabbed wickets on a regular basis. Chennai needed 19 runs from 12 balls, and Jasprit Bumrah bowled beautifully with line and length.

Fortunately, captain Rohit Sharma meticulously arranged the allocation of overs among his bowlers. CSK required 9 runs in the crucial last over. Lasith Malinga was kept back to bowl, and he produced a one-run victory for his team.