Rohit Sharma goes past AB de Villiers in a massive IPL record
Rohit Sharma has scored 220 runs at an average of 18.33 in 12 matches in IPL 2023.
The captain of the Mumbai Indians (MI) Rohit Sharma left behind South African legend AB de Villiers in a massive record of the Indian Premier League on Friday and accomplished this achievement at Wankhede Stadium during his team’s IPL 2023 match against Gujarat Titans(GT).
Being put to bat first by GT, MI put up 218/5 on the board in their 20 overs. Openers Ishan Kishan (31 off 20 balls) and skipper Rohit Sharma (29 off 18 balls) provided a quick start with a quick 61-run opening stand.
However, Rashid Khan (4/30) removed the openers and Nehal Wadhera (15) to reduce MI to 88/3.
Then Suryakumar Yadav took over and decimated the GT bowling attack to all parts of the Wankhede Stadium. He put on a 65-run stand for the fourth wicket with Vishnu Vinod (30 off 20 balls). Suryakumar ended up scoring his maiden IPL century, a knock of 103* in 49 balls with 11 fours and six sixes. Six-
In response, MI bowlers, especially Akash Madhwal (3/31) and Piyush Chawla (2/36) reduced the GT to 103/8 at one time, but the Afghan all-rounder slammed 79* in just 32 balls, consisting of three fours and 10 sixes. He put on an 88-run stand for the ninth wicket with Alzarri Joseph (7*) to take GT to 191/8 in their 20 overs. MI won the match by 27 runs.
Rohit Sharma surpassed AB de Villiers to become the second-highest six-hitter in IPL history
Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma surpassed AB de Villiers on Friday, becoming the batter with the second-highest number of sixes in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Shades of the “Vintage Hitman” were apparent in Rohit’s batting as he faced criticism for his recent lack of performance. Rohit scored 29 runs at a strike rate of 161.11 in 18 balls. He hit two sixes and three fours in his knock.
With this, Rohit’s six tally in IPL went to 252, surpassing de Villiers’ tally of 251 sixes. The most sixes in the history of IPL are hit by West Indies legend Chris Gayle, who has smashed 357 sixes in his career.
Here is the list of top-five six hitters in IPL:
1. Chris Gayle- 357
2. Rohit Sharma- 252
3. AB de Villers- 251
4. MS Dhoni- 239
5. Virat Kohli- 229
In IPL 2023, Rohit has scored 220 runs at an average of 18.33 in 12 matches. His runs have come at a strike rate of 128.65, with a half-century. His best score this season is 65.
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