Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in a thrilling match on Tuesday. The match that Kolkata was looking to win was finally won by Mumbai by 10 runs. The Bollers of Mumbai showed a strong game. This performance of Bollers gave Mumbai the victory in the losing game. Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma also tried his hand at bowling. However, he did not start well. Rohit got off to bowling for the first time in IPL 2021 and he sprained his ankle. Rohit was bowling Nitish Rana and Shakib-Al-Hasan.
There were two left-handed batsmen at the crease and the Mumbai Indians captain took the ball in his hand and tried to break the partnership. However, when he came to bowl the first ball, his left leg was not properly placed on the ground and as a result his ankle twisted. After this, Rohit had to take a break.
Rohit had previously bowled in the IPL in 2014. He then went bowling against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. He had given six runs in one over.
In Tuesday’s match, Rohit went bowling in the 14th over of the innings. The first ball went from the edge of Shakib’s bat to the boundary. After this, the KKR batsmen scored five runs on the next five balls.
Rohit Sharma does not bowl much for Mumbai although he was used heavily by Adam Gilchrist for the Deccan Chargers. He often used bowling for the Chargers as a part-time bowler.
Rohit also has a hattrick in his name. He also took this hat-trick against Mumbai. Rohit’s name was the record for the best bowling against Mumbai in the IPL for a decade. He took four wickets for six runs. In the same season, Harshal Patel and then Andre Russell broke it.