On a difficult pitch for the batsmen, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma (63) played a blistering innings. He faced 52 balls in the 17th match of IPL-2021 against Kings Punjab, while blowing 5 fours and 2 sixes. With this, he left behind Shikhar Dhawan in the list of highest runs in IPL. Not only this, Rohit’s 40th half century in IPL also.
Rohit overtakes Dhawan in the run of runs
Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan has scored 5428 runs in 180 matches at an average of 35.01, while Rohit has now scored 5431 runs in 205 matches. He has reached number three in the list of most runs. However, when Shikhar enters the next match, he will also have a chance to overtake Rohit. At the top of this list is Virat Kohli (6021), captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, while Suresh Raina (5448) of Chennai Super Kings is at number two.
Virat equals half century
Not only this, Rohit Sharma scored 40th half century of IPL career in the match. With this, he has equaled Virat Kohli’s 40 fifties. He is jointly at number three with Kohli in the list of most half-centuries. The first number is David Warner. Whose name is 49 FIFTY, while Shikhar Dhawan has 43 fifties.
Mumbai’s innings was like this
During this innings, he has also completed 200 runs this season. He is the second player to do so after Shikhar Dhawan (231). Mumbai Indians scored 131 for 6 on the basis of Rohit’s captaincy innings. Apart from him, Suryakumar Yadav scored 33 runs in 27 balls. Mohammed Shami and Ravi Bisnoi took 2–2 wickets.