Rohit Sharma Birthday Disappointment

Rohit Sharma Birthday Disappointment: Mumbai Indians Suffer Defeat to Lucknow

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In the 48th league match of the IPL 2024 T20 cricket series, Mumbai Indians faced a disappointing defeat against Lucknow on April 30th. Lucknow won the toss and elected to bowl first. However, Mumbai Indians’ innings got off to a disastrous start as they lost four wickets for just 27 runs.

The disappointment was palpable among Mumbai Indians’ fans as their skipper Rohit Sharma, who celebrated his 37th birthday today, got out for just 4 runs. This marks a dismal trend for Rohit Sharma, who hasn’t managed to score more than 4 runs on his birthdays in the IPL since 2009.

Rohit Sharma’s birthday scores in IPL:

  • 17 against Deccan Chargers in 2009
  • 1 (5) against Hyderabad in 2014
  • 2 (5) against Rajasthan in 2022
  • 3 (5) against Rajasthan in 2023
  • 4 (5) against Lucknow in 2024*

With the team struggling at 27/4, it seemed unlikely that Mumbai Indians would be able to post a competitive total. However, Nehal Wadhera and Ishan Kishan steadied the ship with a crucial partnership of 53 runs for the 5th wicket. Ishan Kishan contributed 32 runs before getting dismissed.

Nehal Wadhera, who was looking set for a half-century, was dismissed for 46 runs off 41 balls. Tim David’s unbeaten knock of 35 runs off 18 balls helped Mumbai Indians reach a total of 144/7 in 20 overs. Mosin Khan was the pick of the bowlers for Lucknow, finishing with figures of 2/24.

Rohit Sharma, who has been a key figure for Mumbai Indians over the years, has won five IPL trophies for the team and has been a successful captain. However, his recent struggles on his birthday have left fans disappointed.

Despite the loss, Mumbai Indians will be hoping to bounce back in their upcoming matches and keep their playoff hopes alive in the IPL 2024.