Kolkata: Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma has played a very important part for the team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) so far, helping the defending champions to three wins a row ever since their loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on May 1.
That was MI’s last loss, and now they have made a comeback of sorts to be in contention for a playoff spot.
Despite scoring just 36 runs off 31 balls, the Mumbai cricketer became the highest run-getter against KKR in the cash-rich league (747 runs), going past Suresh Raina’s total of 746.
In the same list, Virat Kohli stands fifth with 490 runs. Kohli, captain of RCB, has had a mixed tournament so far, aggregating just 396 runs in 10 matches with three fifties.
Meanwhile, David Warner ( 677) and Chris Gayle (594) are placed third and fourth respectively. Interestingly, MS Dhoni (455) has even even less runs than Virat Kohli, placing him sixth in the list behind Shikhar Dhawan (459).
Recently, Rohit broke a couple of other records, in a match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
RCB are not yet eliminated, but are on the verge of the same as they are placed seventh with six points.
MI will next host Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. They cannot afford to lose a single match, and a win in each of their remaining games is a must if they are to advance to the next stage....