On Thursday, Rohit Sharma became the first player in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to score 1000 runs against a single team in the Mumbai Indians (MI) match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The 34-year-old achieved this feat in the fourth over of the MI innings.
After hitting KKR’s Varun Chakraborty for two consecutive boundaries, Rohit reached the milestone with a single towards the mid-wicket area.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner is second and third on the list with 943 against Punjab Kings and 915 against Kolkata Knight Riders. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli scored 909 against Delhi Capitals.
At the end of the powerplay, MI 56/0. It was the ninth time that Rohit and Quinton de Kock started batting together for MI and were undefeated by powerplay, which started with the confidence of the defending champions.
In the tenth over, Sunil Narine dismissed Rohit for 33.
Earlier, KKR opted to bowl first against MK. Although Rohit led Mumbai back, all-rounder Hardik Pandya did not appear in his team’s playing XI.
Rohit missed the first match of MI in the second leg of IPL 2021 against Chennai Super Kings on September 19 as a “precautionary measure”.
MI are currently fourth in the points table with eight points from eight matches.