"To be continued in World Cup" - Fans react as Rohit Sharma returns to form with 68 off 38 balls in MI vs LSG IPL 2024 match

Rohit Sharma is rumored to leave MI after this IPL season.

Rohit Sharma starred with the bat for Mumbai Indians (MI) in their last IPL 2024 match against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at Wankhede Stadium on Friday, May 17. The right-hander scored 68 runs off 38 balls at a strike rate of 178.95, including three sixes and 10 boundaries. With the knock, he also returned to form after a string of low scores as his last six scores were 19, 4, 11, 4, 8, and 6.

Overall, Rohit finished with 417 runs in 14 matches, including a century and fifty, in the IPL 2024 season. The 37-year-old will look to continue the momentum in the upcoming 2024 T20 World Cup. He will lead the Men in Blue in the ICC tournament.

Fans on X (formerly Twitter) were relieved to see Rohit Sharma return to form ahead of the mega event. One user wrote:

"Much needed ahead of the T20 World Cup."

Another user shared similar sentiments while taking a dig at critics. He wrote:

"Never question Rohit Sharma in your life. He's the GOAT for a reason."
"This is unbelievable half century by the Rohit Sharma, man was going through worst phase. Hitman has arrived like a monster," wrote on user.

A user shared a meme, which reads:

"To be continued in World Cup."

Some users pointed out that it could be the last game for Rohit in MI jersey amid rumors that he will leave the franchise after this IPL season. One user wrote:

"Rohit Sharma - 68(38). If indeed it was your last for Mumbai Indians, this was the way to go. From the boy next door to the best captain of this franchise, you’ve come a long way. Thank you for everything."

A user shared a video. Take a look:

LSG set a 215-run target for MI in IPL 2024 clash

Asked to bat first, LSG put up 214/6 against MI in 20 overs. Nicholas Pooran top scored with 75 runs off 29 balls in an innings laced with eight sixes and five boundaries. Captain KL Rahul also hit 55 off 41 deliveries with the help of three sixes and as many fours. Marcus Stoinis and Ayush Badoni contributed 28 (22) and 22* (10), respectively.

Nuwan Thushara and Piyush Chawla were the leading wicket-takers for MI, picking up three wickets each. In response, Mumbai were 135/5 after 16 overs, with Ishan Kishan and Naman Dhir at the crease. The two teams are already eliminated from the playoff race.

Click here to check out the MI vs LSG IPL 2024 full scorecard.

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