Debashis Sarangi ∙ Nov 11 2022, 12:30 PM

'It just didn't happen for him'- Tom Moody on Rohit Sharma's performance

image-lacenamnRohit Sharma had a disastrous World Cup campaign [Source: AP]

On Thursday, India were handed a crushing ten-wicket defeat by a robust English outfit, which marked their exit from the T20 World Cup in Australia. Batting first, India posted only 168 runs, which England chased successfully without breaking a sweat. 

India skipper Rohit Sharma had an ordinary outing with the bat, managing only 116 runs at a dismal average of 19.33 and a poor strike rate of 106.42. After India's humiliating defeat, Rohit received massive backlash from all corners for his mediocre show in the mega event. 

However, after the game concluded, former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody opined that although Rohit showed his intent to score runs, it didn't yield any result. Thus, Moody, who has coached Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, indirectly claimed Rohit was rusty in the showpiece event. 

He also highlighted how this year's World Cup has been a forgettable one for most captains. 

Here's what Moody commented

"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,

"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. 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."

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