Mumbai Indians skipper, Rohit Sharma has become the third batsmen in the history of IPL to score 5000 runs in the tournament. He achieved the feat during the ongoing game between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. Prior to the start of the match, Rohit Sharma was just 2 runs short of achieving the landmark.
He hit a sumptuous drive for four off Mohammad Shami on the first ball of the second over to help himself get past 5000 IPL runs. Apart from Rohit Sharma, only two other batsmen, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina have managed to score 5000 runs in IPL.
Virat Kohli is currently the highest run-scorer in IPL. In 180 appearances, Virat Kohli has scored 5430 runs at an average of 37.19. Suresh Raina finds himself at the second position with 5368 runs to his name in 193 matches.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Rohit Sharma’s reaching 5000 IPL runs:
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) October 1, 2020
— Snehasallapam (SS) (@SSTweeps) October 1, 2020
— 乃ㄖ乃乃ㄚ (@BOBBYPSPKCult) October 1, 2020
5000 IPL runs for @ImRo45
First 94 innings : 2501 Runs
— Logan (@ImLogan3) October 1, 2020
5000 IPL runs for @ImRo45 .
— Anupam Choudhary (@Akkaler) October 1, 2020
Rohit Sharma becomes the third IPL player to reach 5K run mark.
Balls taken to reach 5K runs in IPL :
— Bharat Pandhiri (@BharathPandhiri) October 1, 2020
Fastest to reach 5000 runs :
— Mumbai Indians TN FC™ (@MIFansClubTN) October 1, 2020
— Bhavesh (@bhaweysh) October 1, 2020
— Veer GAUTAM sisodiya (@veerGS15) October 1, 2020
— AKSHAY (@Akshay13745383) October 1, 2020
Mumbai Indians are currently playing against Kings XI Punjab in their fourth match of IPL 2020. They are coming off a defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday. In three matches, they only have a solitary win in the tournament and would be keen to win against Punjab, today.
Mumbai Indians are currently at 80 for 2 in 12 overs. Rohit Sharma is unbeaten at 40 off 32 balls, while Ishan Kishan finds himself at 26 off 28 deliveries.