Rohit Sharma failed to hit his 2nd hundred of the Indian Premier League on Wednesday but Mumbai Indians took control of their second match of IPL 2020 against Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi. Rohit Sharma fell just 20 runs short of what would have been his 2nd hundred against KKR. Rohit’s only IPL hundred had come against the same oppoition in 2012 at iconic Eden Gardens.
However, he entered an extremely elite ‘club of mighty hitters’, courtesy his 6 gigantic sixes in the match. Rohit Sharma became only the third batsman after Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and MS Dhoni to hit 200 IPL sixes.
Rohit Sharma, captain of Mumbai Indians, is among the most decorated batsmen in limited-overs cricket. He is the only batsman with 3 double hundreds in one-day internationals and no other player has scored more T20I hundreds than Rohit.
Rohit Sharma took his time initially but his first-ball six off Pat Cummins who was bought by KKR for Rs 15.5 crore showed the world why he is so destructive in the shorter formats.
Records kept following Rohit Sharma today. He surpassed SRH captain David Warner to become the batsman with most numbers of runs against a single opponent in IPL. Earlier, Warner, who has hit 829 runs against KKR, was hoding the record.
KKR would be disappointed with their bowling performance, especially after Shivam Mavi’s wicket-maiden in the first over.
After losing Quinton de Kock in the first over, Rohit Sharma joined forces with another seasoned MI hand, Suryakumar Yadav and the pair dominated the Knight Riders with some sensational shots.