Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma [Photo-Twitter]

‘Oh Rohit Sharma! Only you can do that! Only you can make those frontfoot pulls so effortless and sexy!’ This was the general feeling among everyone who saw the ‘Hitman’ unleash his outrageous batting skills against the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Rohit Sharma had come into this year’s Dream11 IPL on the back of two lean seasons with the Mumbai Indians. But, despite the six month hiatous, Sharma [80 off 54 balls] seems to have not missed a beat and has looked in cracking form right from the first ball he faced in the opening game against CSK.

But, unlike the last match where he gifted his wicket away to Piyush Chawla, Rohit was determined for a long haul on Wednesday, which is exactly what he did.

Rohit Sharma, Pat Cummins, Aakash Chopra
Rohit Sharma smokes it into the orbit [Photo-Twitter]
And, the Kolkata Knight Riders did not do themselves any favor as they continued to dish out half-trackers to Sharma.

Anything short, Rohit Sharma would rock back and nonchalantly smoke them over square-leg or cow-corner. Pat Cummins bore the maximum brunt as he continued to pitch it short and continued to disappear.

Rohit brought up his half-century in 39 balls and in the process he leapfrogged David Warner to become the leading run-scorer against KKR. Sharma celebrated his half-century with two back-to-back sixes of Kuldeep Yadav, thus becoming only the 4th batsman and second Indian in the history of IPL to smash 200 sixes.

The fun finally ended as the ”Hitman’ finally mistimed one straight to Pat Cummins, but that was not before he has enthralled one and all with his artistry.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Rohit Sharma’s knock against KKR-

Yash Mittal

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