IPL 2023

Rohit Sharma achieves unwanted record, registers most ducks in the IPL history

Saurabh Anand

May 6 2023
Rohit Sharma achieves unwanted record, registers most ducks in the IPL history

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma got out on second consecutive duck in IPL 2023.

After inviting Mumbai Indians to bat first, Chennai Super Kings bowlers have put MI on the back foot with early wickets. Mumbai’s top order could not score much against Tushar Deshpande and Deepak Chahar. MI lost their first three wickets in the first three overs. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma once again failed to score a run. With a duck, he also got an unwanted record under his name. Now ironically, One of the most successful batters in the Indian Premier League also holds the record of getting out on the most number of ducks. Mumbai Indians tried a new opening combination against CSK, in place of Rohit Sharma, Cameron Green came in along with Ishan Kishan. Yet they failed to give the team a solid start. 

Unwanted Record for Rohit Sharma

Facing Deepak Chahar, MI’s skipper Rohit was trying to play a paddle as MS Dhoni was standing close to the stumps. Ball took the leading edge and popped up. Ravindra Jadeja running from the Point region took an easy catch in front of the short third man. Rohit was out playing only three balls and without scoring any run. This was Rohit Sharma’s 16th duck in the Indian Premier League career. This is the most number of times a batter got out on duck. Apart from Rohit, there are a few other names involved in this unwanted record for a batter. 

Top 5 batsmen with most ducks in the IPL:

1 – Rohit Sharma: 16 ducks 

2 – Sunil Narine: 15 ducks

3 – Mandeep Singh: 15 ducks

4 – Dinesh Karthik: 15 ducks 

5 – Ambati Rayudu: 14 ducks

Rohit Sharma has not been in good form in the IPL 2023. In the last four innings, he failed to score in double digits. Apart from the Delhi Capitals chase, Rohit failed to convert his start into a big score. Out of 9 innings, he has scored 4 single-digit scores. He failed to open his account in the last two innings. Only one month is left for the WTC final and Rohit, being a captain, needs a big score before the big game starts at The Oval. Rohit has got out thrice in 20-30 runs scores this season. Fans are expecting a big Rohit Sharma knock soon in the IPL 2023. 

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