The skipper of Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma, reached another milestone in his already illustrious career as he became only the fourth batsman in IPL history to hit 200 sixes in the tournament. He also became only the second batsman after MS Dhoni to have crossed the 200-sixes mark in the IPL history.
KKR won the toss on Wednesday and elected to field first at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Pat Cummins were the four overseas players that KKR decided to go forward with. Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma opened the innings for MI, having made no changes in their Playing 11 from the last game against CSK.
However, the first major blow for Mumbai Indians came when Quinton de Kock was dismissed in the second over of the game when he was caught by Nikhil Naik off Shivam Mavi.
IPL 2020: Rohit Sharma Becomes Only The Fourth Batsman To Hit 200 Sixes In The Tournament
Rohit Sharma became only the fourth batsman in IPL history to hit 200 sixes in the tournament. Prior to him, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, and MS Dhoni have achieved this feat. Chris Gayle has hit 326 sixes in the tournament so far. AB de Villiers has smashed a total of 214 sixes in IPL so far. MS Dhoni is within touching distance and has smashed 212 sixes in IPL so far.
Rohit is only the second Indian after MS Dhoni to have reached that mark. After Dhoni and Rohit, Mr. IPL, Suresh Raina sits in the third place in the list of Indians with most sixes in IPL with 194 sixes in the tournament so far.