XtraTime Web Desk: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has joined an elite list when MI faced on Kings XI Punjab in the Match 13 of IPL 2020 in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Rohit reached 5000 IPL runs in the first ball of the second over during the match against KXIP. Shami bowled a length ball to Rohit and the MI skipper dispatched the ball straight to long-off boundary and achieved this rare feat. He has joined two other Indian cricketers, RCB captain Virat Kohli and Chennai Super Kings’ Suresh Raina, who has decided to give this year’s IPL a miss due to personal reasons.
Rohit is currently placed at the third position in the list of highest run-scorers in IPL. Raina and Kohli are the only two other players to cross the 5000-run mark in IPL. Kohli has scored 5430 runs in 180 matches at an average of 37.12. Raina, on the other hand, has scored 5368 runs in 193 games at an average of 33.34.
Rohit also reached the 600-run mark against KXIP after crossing 10 runs in the innings. This is the fifth IPL team against whom Rohit has scored those many runs.
KXIP and MI have displayed some fantastic cricket in this year’s IPL but unfortunately haven’t been able to win the close games. Both lost their Super Over matches this year.