Rohit Sharma once again was successful to make his fans proud of him with his amazing performance in the recent match. The right-handed batter was great once again and he hit the headlines because of his record-breaking skills. Regardless of the format, he opts for, on Thursday, September 23, 2021, the Hitman advanced to yet another feat. His performance made him the very first batter to complete 1000 runs against a team in the Indian Premier League IPL and its entire history. Rohit Sharma achieved the feat against the team of Kolkata Knight Riders and the match was conducted at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Rohit, who was not a part of Mumbai Indians’ first match of IPL 2021’s UAE leg, required only 18 runs before the game to set this new record. His fans were amazed by seeing him play some delightful shots. Rohit successfully crossed the 18-run mark in the fifth over itself and in fact, Rohit’s only century in IPL to date also came against the team of KKR. It was the 2012 edition of the tournament and the batter scored 109 off 60 deliveries. It was seen at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata and the Mumbai Indians skipper has also smashed as many as six half-centuries against the Kolkata-based team.
Well, as it is a known fact that the KKR’s home ground is the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, which also turns out to be one of Rohit’s favorite venues. The player has played many memorable knocks on his entire journey of cricket at this ground. Well, it also includes a record-breaking 264 against Sri Lanka. As per the reports, this is the highest score by any batter in the entire history in One-Day International Cricket.
Batters who scored most runs against an opponent in IPL
Well, it is true that new Rohit became the very first player to get more than 1000 runs against a team in IPL and he tops this list. This means he is now a player at the number 1 position in the list of batters scoring the most runs against an IPL team. The second and third spots are occupied by former Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner. Well, the Australian southpaw has 943 runs against Punjab Kings. The batter was also successful in getting 915 runs against KKR so far.
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli got fourth and fifth place in the list. He has slammed 909 runs against the Chennai Super Kings. The batter was also successful in slamming 895 runs when he played against yeh Delhi Capitals team.