Rohit Sharma Scripts History, Shatters Kieron Pollard’s Big Record On 250th IPL Match


Rohit Sharma in action for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024© AFP

Former Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma overtook Kieron Pollard's long-standing record of most sixes for the Mumbai-based franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rohit achieved the remarkable feat during Mumbai Indians' clash against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the 33rd match of IPL 2024 at the Maharaja Yadvendra Singh International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. The 36-year-old faced 25 balls against PBKS and scored 36 runs at a strike rate of 144. He hit 2 fours and 3 overhead fours during his time at the crease. Currently, Rohit has hit 224 sixes for MI in the T20 tournament. Pollard is second in this list with 223 sixes.

Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan are at third and fourth position with 104 and 103 sixes respectively.

Talking about the match, on Thursday, Sam Curran-led PBKS won the toss and decided to bowl against Hardik Pandya's MI.

Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Riley Rossouw, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran (captain), Jitesh Sharma (wicketkeeper), Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh.

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI):Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Hardik Pandya (captain), Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Mohammad Nabi, Gerald Coetzee, Shreyas Gopal, Jasprit Bumrah.

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