TATA IPL 2024: Rohit Sharma makes 200th appearance for Mumbai Indians

TATA IPL 2024: Rohit Sharma makes 200th appearance for Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma, the seasoned opener for Mumbai Indians, is poised to reach a milestone by playing his 200th match for the franchise in Wednesday's encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. With this achievement, Rohit joins an elite group comprising MS Dhoni (CSK) and Virat Kohli (RCB) as the only players to reach the 200-game mark for a single IPL team. Additionally, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, serving as MI's mentor, presented Rohit with a special jersey adorned with '200' ahead of the crucial match.
Overall, this is Rohit’s 245th IPL match, including taking in the appearances he made for the now-defunct Deccan Chargers, which is the second-most to Dhoni's 252 matches. Rohit has played in the IPL for Mumbai Indians in 14 different editions of the tournament, making him the only player to achieve this feat for the franchise.
Since joining the franchise in 2011, Rohit Sharma has emerged as the top run-scorer for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, amassing over 5000 runs. No other player has accumulated more than 3500 runs for MI in the IPL. Additionally, Rohit has clinched 16 Player of the Match awards for Mumbai Indians, establishing a record as the player with the highest number of such accolades for the team.
Rohit Sharma, who led MI to five IPL title victories, joins the esteemed company of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar as the second Indian player to register an IPL century for MI. Furthermore, he holds the distinction of securing the second-highest individual score for the franchise in the IPL, achieving 109 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens in 2012.
Rohit Sharma has contributed to 111 victories for Mumbai Indians, making him the player with the highest number of wins for the franchise. Additionally, he holds the record for captaining the team in 87 of those victories. Furthermore, Rohit has notched up 35 scores of 50 or more for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, establishing himself as the player with the most such scores for the franchise.
Source: IANS