PBKS vs MI: "I was trying…" – Rohit Sharma talks about Dinesh Karthik’s teasing "The World Cup will be played" comment

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Rohit Sharma explained the reason for the comments he made to Dinesh Karthik in the Mumbai Indians-RCB match at Chinnaswamy on April 11.

RCB’s batting first scored 196 for 8 in their 20 overs with Dinesh Karthik scoring 53 off 23 batting at number six for RCB. Thanks to his innings, RCB was able to post a huge total.

However, their players could not defend the total as Mumbai Indians chased down the target in 15.3 overs. MI began their campaign with three consecutive losses. They then won against DC and RCB consecutively before losing their previous match against CSK.

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In a recent podcast with him and Adam Gilchrist, Rohit Sharma talked about what exactly he meant when he said ‘World Cup Khelna hai’ to Dinesh Karthik.

“I was just trying to put pressure on him. Finally, after the match against SRH, he spoke somewhere: ‘a captain asked me if I was ready for the World Cup, this is the answer.’ Rohit said on the Club Prairie Fire podcast.

Mumbai Indians play Punjab Kings tonight at Mullanpur Stadium. Heading into this game, they sit eighth and ninth in the points table. Both teams need consistent wins to move up the points table.

Meanwhile, in the same podcast, he said that he was not very impressed with the ‘Impact Player’ rule that was started in the IPL in 2023. It was first used as an experiment in the 2022-23 Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament . Roiht spoke of their harmful effects.

“In general, I feel that it is going to slow down [allrounders] Because cricket is eventually played by 11 players, not 12, I am not a big fan of the impact player. You’re taking a lot out of the game only to make it unentertaining for the people around you. But if you look [at] It’s really just one aspect of cricket… I can give you many examples: guys like Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube don’t bowl, which for us [India team] It’s not a good thing.” Rohit said on the podcast, which also featured Adam Gilchrist and Michael Vaughan.

Not a big fan of impact player rule: Rohit Sharma

“I don’t know what you can do about it, but I’m not a fan of it. [the rule] Honestly, because obviously there are 12 players that you can select from and whoever that impact player is, you can see how the game is going and change it later depending on what you need and the behavior of the pitch.” He added more.

Meanwhile, a probable squad has been revealed for the Indian players who could be added to the eventual squad for the T20 World Cup. One name in particular that hasn’t hurt his chances is Shivam Dube. He has scored 262 runs in the season at an impressive average of 60.50 and a strike rate of 163.51. He has hit 15 sixes so far this season.

Meanwhile, the season is reaching the halfway point and the team below is really fighting to move up the points table.

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