Three Incredible Records Await Rohit Sharma Against Delhi Capitals
Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma is known for his penchant for breaking records and on Saturday, the Indian opener will be on the cusp of many milestones when the five-time IPL champions will be up against Delhi Capitals.
MI has nothing to lose in the match after having a disastrous campaign, having lost 10 of their 13 games in this season of the cash-rich league.
On the other hand, DC have everything to lose because a big win for them could see them through to the playoffs.
Delhi could very well spoil Virat Kohli‘s party as RCB are currently fourth in the table with 16 points. However, they have a poor run rate, which could come to haunt them if Rishabh Pant and company manage to beat Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium.
DC sit on 14 points at the moment and they could leapfrog RCB in case they earn a fine win over the five-time champions.
But one man who could bring their IPL 2022 campaign to a premature end is Rohit Sharma.
Rohit’s team Mumbai may not have anything on the line except pride, but he has a lot to lose for in the fixture against DC.
Among the first landmarks that Rohit could reach is becoming just the third Indian player to hit 900 fours in T20s.
Before him, only Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli are the other two Indians who accomplished the feat and Rohit would only need to smack the ball to the boundary only once to get there.
Besides the aforementioned feat, Rohit Sharma could become the first Mumbai batsman to complete 5000 runs for the franchise. Right now he has 4980 runs to his name in the IPL.
If Rohit does succeed in collecting 20 runs against DC, he will join a select group of cricketers who have scored at least 5000 runs for a single team in the elite T20 competition.
In IPL’s long history, only Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina have done it for their franchises RCB and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) respectively.
Raina who wasn’t picked by any team at the IPL mega auction in February ended up making 5528 runs in 205 appearances for CSK.
Kohli, meanwhile, is way ahead of any batter in the tournament, having already amassed 6592 runs in 221 games for RCB and his stint with the Karnataka-based outfit is still not over.
The third record that Rohit Sharma could accomplish against DC is of reaching the 450 fours mark for MI. He requires only nine more boundaries against DC to get there.
Yet achieving these records won’t be easy for Rohit. Like Kohli, he has also been experiencing a horror run in the IPL.
After the departure of the Pandya brothers, Rohit Sharma was expected to lead from the front with the bat but it hasn’t happened.
In contrast to his lofty standards last year when he even shone with the bat in England’s tough conditions, the Mumbaikar has simply not found a way to get back in rhythm in the current season of the IPL.
Despite Rohit’s well-documented struggles, it would still be hard to bet against him.
After all, he is a player who could find his best form within minutes.
He’s called modern cricket’s David Gower for a reason and we expect Rohit Sharma to shine bright against Rishabh’s boys in the financial capital of India tomorrow.