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Rohit Sharma on verge of creating history, set to become second player after MS Dhoni to play 250 IPL matches

Rohit Sharma on verge of creating history, set to become second player after MS Dhoni to play 250 IPL matches

Former Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is one of the all-time IPL legends. With six IPL titles under his belt, Rohit continues to be an influential figure in the cash-rich league

Mumbai Indians’ star batsman Rohit Sharma is all set to etch his name further into the history books of IPL. As MI gear up to take on the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the PCA Stadium in Mullanpur on April 18, Rohit will mark his 250th appearance in the IPL, making him only the second player after the legendary MS Dhoni to achieve this feat.

Across his 249 IPL matches so far, the ‘Hitman’ has amassed a staggering 6472 runs (4th highest) at an average of 30.10 and at a strike rate of 131.22. He is known for his explosive batting style and his ability to single-handedly change the course of a match.

Most matches in IPL history

S.NoPlayer Name MatchesTeams
1.MS Dhoni 256CSK/RPSG
2.Rohit Sharma 250*DCG/MI
3.Dinesh Karthik 249DC/GL/MI/KKR/KXIP/RCB
4.Virat Kohli 244RCB

On Thursday, Rohit will become only the second individual after MS Dhoni to feature across 250 IPL games. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) superstar played his 250th game in the IPL 2023 Final against Gujarat Titans (GT)

Rohit Sharma’s IPL journey

Rohit Sharma’s IPL career began in 2008 with the Deccan Chargers. However, it was with the Mumbai Indians (MI) that he truly flourished. Since joining MI in 2011, Rohit has become synonymous with the franchise, leading them to a record five IPL titles, the joint-most by any captain in the tournament’s history.

Rohit Sharma IPL stats

MatchesInningsRunsStrike Rate Average50/100WicketsCatches
250*2446472131.2230.142/215100

This season too, Rohit has been in good form, scoring 261 runs in six matches at an impressive average of 52.20. As he steps onto the field for his 250th IPL match, all eyes will be on him to continue his good run and lead Mumbai Indians to victory.

This achievement marks a testament to Rohit Sharma’s consistency and longevity in the IPL. He has been a vital cog in the MI machinery. The 36-year-old has played a crucial role in their success over the years. With several young players looking up to him, Rohit Sharma’s experience will continue to be invaluable for the MI franchise.

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