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IPL 2024: On Rohit Sharma’s Golden Duck vs Rajasthan Royals, Ex-England Star’s ‘Philosophical’ Verdict

Rohit Sharma was dismissed for a golden duck as Mumbai Indians slumped to their third consecutive defeat in IPL 2024 against Rajasthan Royals on Monday. Rohit fell victim to Trent Boult on the fifth ball of the MI innings as he ended up playing away from his body and Sanju Samson took a sharp catch behind the stumps to complete the dismissal. Former England cricket team fast bowler Stuart Broad analysed the dismissal on Star Sports and said that it was a proper setup from RR and their celebration showed how much planning went behind the wicket. He also pointed out that there was not much Rohit could have done about it before adding that the dismissal may result in the batter having ‘philosophical’ thoughts.

“That was just fantastic bowling. That was just a beautiful plan from Rajasthan Royals. I think you could tell with the celebration of the whole group that that was a setup. They thought that Rohit would be thinking that Boult was going to swing the ball back and you can see from the seam release that it’s wobbling. That means it’s a deliberate move across the right-handed batter with the slip in place and actually a fantastic catch as well. Low down to the right are always difficult for a wicketkeeper.”

“I think Rohit would probably be sitting in the changing room now, quite philosophical, like really, I can’t do a huge amount about that. It’s not like he’s played a terrible shot. I think it was fantastic bowling.”

Rohit Sharma on Monday equalled the unwanted record for most ducks in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.

In the first over of the match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Rohit edged one to wicketkeeper Sanju Samson in Trent Boult’s over, his 17th duck in IPL history, levelling the dubious record held by Dinesh Karthik.

Rohit’s record of 17 ducks is followed by Glenn Maxwell, Piyush Chawla, Mandeep Singh and Sunil Narine, who all got out on ducks 15 times.

Coming to the match, relentless spells from Trent Boult, Nandre Burger and Yuzvendra Chahal ripped apart Mumbai Indians‘ (MI) batting order, helping Rajasthan Royals (RR) restrict MI to 125/9 in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 here at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.

Chahal and Boult bowled their heart out against Mumbai, bagging three wickets each, while Nandre Burger returned with two scalps. Captain Hardik Pandya scored the highest for the MI with 34 off 21 deliveries while Tilak Varma played a crucial knock of 32 runs in 29 balls.

Rajasthan Royals bowlers absolutely bossed Mumbai batters as Pandya-led Mumbai’s homecoming did not go according to their plan so far as the team posted their lowest total in their IPL.

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