Rohit Sharma took the second spot in the elite list in IPL history that is topped by Chris Gayle
Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma surpassed AB de Villiers on Friday, becoming the batter with the second-highest number of sixes in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He accomplished this feat during his side’s IPL 2023 against Gujarat Titans at Wankhede Stadium. Under fire due to lack of form in recent matches, shades of ‘Vintage Hitman’ were visible in Rohit’s batting. In 18 balls, Rohit scored 29 runs at a strike rate of 161.11. His knock consisted of three fours and two sixes. With this, Rohit’s six tally in IPL went to 252, surpassing de Villiers’ tally of 251 sixes. The most sixes in the history of IPL are hit by West Indies legend Chris Gayle, who has smashed 357 sixes in his career.
This season, Rohit has scored 220 runs at a normal of 18.33 in 12 matches. His runs have come at a strike pace of 128.65, with 50 years. His best score this season is 65.
Being put to bat first by GT, MI set up 218/5 on the board in their 20 overs. Openers Ishan Kishan (31 off 20 balls) and captain Rohit Sharma (29 off 18 balls) gave a fast beginning a speedy 61-run opening stand.
Nonetheless, Rashid Khan eliminated the openers and Nehal Wadhera (15) to lessen MI to 88/3. From that point, it was a ‘Suryakukar Yadav show’. He put on a 65-run represent the fourth wicket with Vishnu Vinod (30 off 20 balls). Suryakumar wound up scoring his lady IPL century, a thump of 103* in 49 balls with 11 fours and six sixes.
Rashid Khan (4/30) was the pick of the bowlers for GT. Mohit Sharma got a wicket too.
Pursuing 219, GT lost wickets right all along. They were diminished to 55/5, regardless of a thump of 29 runs from Vijay Shankar. In any case, an organization of 45 runs between David Mill operator (41 out of 26 balls) and Rahul Tewatia (14 out of 13 balls) assisted GT with arriving at three figures.
Following their excusal, it was Rashid Khan who made all the difference for the battle. Regardless of whether the side watched out of the challenge, his sixes helped in bringing down the edge and didn’t allow his side’s net run rate to endure a shot.
The Afghan all-rounder pummeled 79* in only 32 balls, comprising of three fours and 10 sixes. He put on a 88-run represent the 10th wicket with Alzarri Joseph (7*) to take GT to 191/8 in their 20 overs. MI dominated the game by 27 runs.
Akash Madhwal (3/31) was the pick of the bowlers for MI. Piyush Chawla (2/36) likewise proceeded with his amazing altercation IPL 2023. Jason Behrendorff got a wicket too.
Suryakumar won the ‘Man of the Match’ grant for his game dominating hundred years.
With this success, MI is in the third situation in the focuses table with seven successes and five misfortunes. They have a sum of 12 places. GT is currently at the top with eight successes and four misfortunes. They have a sum of 16 places.