The graceful batter is about to add another feather to his already distinguished cap. On Saturday, Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians take on Rajasthan Royals in their quest for a record sixth IPL crown, and the MI captain is just 64 runs away from reaching a major batting milestone in T20 cricket.
Although his recent performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been unpredictable, Rohit Sharma remains one of the most skilled batters in the tournament.
If Rohit hits 64 against Rajasthan at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai, he will become only the seventh hitter to score 10,000 T20 runs. After Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, David Warner, and Aaron Finch, he will be the fifth-fastest to reach the feat. On Saturday, Rohit will play his 359th T20 inning.
Gayle has a total of 14,562 runs in 463 T20 games, which puts him at the top of the list. The next five players on the list are Shoaib Malik (11,698), Kieron Pollard (11,430), Aaron Finch (10,444), Virat Kohli (10,314), and David Warner (10,308).
Rohit Sharma’s performance was not consistent in IPL:
As Rohit aspires to win another batting title, he will be put to the test by the Royals’ bowling arsenal, which includes Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, R Ashwin, and Yuzvendra Chahal. Rohit will also be concerned about his recent IPL batting record. Since 2020, Rohit the batter has only four fifty-plus runs in 26 innings, averaging 29.00 runs per inning.
In comparison to his scoring rate for India in T20 Internationals, he has a strike rate of sub 130. Rohit has scored 680 runs in 21 innings for India in the last two years, with a strike rate of around 145.
The Mumbai Indians are coming off a four-wicket loss to the Delhi Capitals in their season opener. Despite scoring 177 runs, Mumbai’s bowling team was unable to preserve the target against the explosive Lalit Yadav-Axar Patel duo.