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As IPL 2022 Nears Playoffs Stage, A Look At Big Guns Which Failed To Fire

The playoffs of the franchise league is just around the corner, let’s discuss some of the top players who utterly disappointed their fans, with their dismal show.

When the playoffs of the franchise league are just around the corner some of the top players utterly disappointed their fans. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: The 15th edition of IPL is creating new records with each passing day. Now, when the playoffs of the franchise league are just around the corner, let’s discuss some of the top players who utterly disappointed their fans, with their dismal show.

Rohit Sharma

The current Team India skipper, who has led Mumbai Indians to five IPL titles, has been a major dud this season. In 13 matches, Rohit has scored 266 in 13 matches, with an average of 20.46. So far, the MI skipper has not registered a single half-century to his name. Earlier in 2021, Rohit had scored 381 in 13 matches.

Virat Kohli

Former Team India and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has been out of form for quite a while now. After being retained by RCB ahead of mega auctions of IPL 2022, Kohli has scored only 236 in 13 matches, with an average of 19.67 and a strike rate of 113.46. RCB star, who was known for his explosive performance in 2016 with 973 runs, has left his fans disheartened.

Kieron Pollard

Pollard has been a prominent part of Mumbai Indians since his arrival in their camp in 2010. Over the years, he has been a reliable batter, who brought MI out from the jaws of defeat. Sadly, the former West Indies skipper failed to create his charm in IPL 2022 as he scored only 125 runs in 11 matches. He was later dropped from the Playing XI due to his bad form.

Ruturaj Gaikwad

The Orange Cap holder of IPL 2021 and Chennai Super Kings opener has become another entry to the list due to his poor performance. In 13 matches, Gaikwad has scored 366 runs, with an average of 28.15 and a strike rate of 128.42. His only remarkable inning of this season is against Delhi Capitals, where he scored 99 runs off 57 balls.

Jasprit Bumrah

The star MI pacer, who was retained by the franchise for Rs 12 crore, has been another disappointment of this season. Despite achieving a five-wicket haul against Kolkata Knight Riders and registering his best T20 figures, Bumrah has only managed to scalp 12 wickets in 13 matches.

Last year, he took a whopping total of 21 wickets in 13 matches and ended up as the third-highest wicket-taker of the season.

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