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Robin Singh defends Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma, both of whom are out of form

The Mumbai Indians, the five-time winners, are having a terrible season in the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The Men in Blue and Gold have lost their previous eight games and are currently ranked last on the points standings with no wins.

One of the major reasons for MI’s failure has been its inconsistency in their batting lineup. It should be highlighted that MI’s openers, skipper Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, are having difficulty scoring runs. MI batting coach Robin Singh, on the other hand, has backed them up and stated that they will make a comeback shortly.

Wicketkeeper-batter Kishan, who cost the five-time champions INR 15.25 crore, started brilliantly but has struggled to hit consistent runs. In eight games, the left-handed batter has scored 199 runs at a 28.4 average. “We’ve addressed a few things that we feel he (Kishan) can improve on,” Robin Singh stated in a pre-match press conference. Obviously, it’s about improving during the game,” Robin remarked during the virtual pre-match press conference ahead of their encounter against the Rajasthan Royals.

MI skipper Rohit Sharma is similarly trying to find his rhythm, having scored 153 runs in eight innings at an average of 19.13. “As a batsman, you must address what is important to you. I believe he (Rohit) put forth a lot of effort. We’ve spent a lot of time with him, both at the nets and on the field. And, like Ishan Kishan, I believe we have addressed what he needs to do.” “As an individual, a batsman, a senior batsman, he understands his duty,” Robin continued.

The five-time champions will face the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their next group round match on April 30 (Saturday) at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. MI would like to win this game and get their feet on the ground in the points table.