The Sharma Effect in IPL 10

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Shrma

As IPL 10 has almost reached the halfway stage, THE SHARMA's of all the playing 8 teams have not really been able to give top level performances which is not expected of SHARMAJI KA BETE. We at followyoursport put Sharma's of the IPL on the spot and find out if there have been any exceptions….



The captain of the Mumbai Indians who has given exceptional performances in the previous seasons has surprised everyone with his not so good batting skills in IPL10. In five innings, other than a match saving 40 against Gujarat, Rohit Sharma has only scored nine runs in the first four matches of IPL 10  taking his total to 49 runs in a total of 5 games.



The left-arm orthodox bowler was part of the playing XI for just a single game against Gujarat where the latter was allowed to only bowl an over in which he conceded 16 runs. The left-handed batsman got the chance to bat too and made a decent contribution of 25 runs but could not impress the selectors and had to be dropped from the XI for the next game.



The all-rounder started with a bang by taking his first wicket this IPL in the only over that he bowled in the first game. However, he could not repeat the same performance in the next match and went wicketless. In the three games that he played, the left-handed bowler took only 1 wicket and could not do well enough with the bat also and hence was dropped from the playing XI in the last two matches.



Ishant Sharma went unsold this IPL season but was fortunate enough to get picked by the Punjab team. Punjab’s belief in Ishant Sharma is going in vain as the right-arm fast medium bowler has not been able to take a single wicket so far. Plus, the runs gifted by him in the last match against Mumbai may cost him his place in the playing XI in the upcoming matches.





Sandeep can be called the most successful Sharma this IPL season. He was part of the playing XI in all of KXIP's games so far and has been able to take 5 wickets in six games. The right-arm medium pacer has delivered an average performance which is unlikely of SHARMAJI ka beta.


The Punjab team’s faith in the Sharma(s) is clearly visible through the selection of Mohit in the playing XI after his poor performance in the first three matches. The medium fast bowler could not keep up to the expectations of Punjab and could only deliver four wickets in six games and is proving to be costly this IPL season.





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