Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma will take the sector on Sunday, in Dubai, towards the Chennai Super Kings, because the second half of the IPL 2021 begins. On a private not, he shall be wanted to hit three extra sixes to turn out to be the primary Indian batsman to smack 400 maximums in T20 cricket.
Rohit Sharma, with 397 sixes, is already the main six-hitter amongst Indians within the shortest format – Suresh Raina (324), Virat Kohli (315) and MS Dhoni (303) comply with the opener.
Of the 397 sixes, 224 have come within the IPL – 173 have come whereas batting for MI and 51 for the now-defunct Deccan Chargers – whereas the remaining he has hit whereas taking part in for India, India A, Indians and Mumbai (in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy).
Overall, in T20 cricket Rohit Sharma is eighth on the listing of batsmen with essentially the most sixes. Dynamic opener Chris Gayle leads the listing with 1042 maximums adopted by Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Brendon McCullum, Shane Watson, AB de Villiers and Aaron Finch.
Rohit Sharma more likely to take over from Virat Kohli as India’s subsequent T20I captain
Earlier within the week, Virat Kohli introduced that he shall be stepping down as India’s T20I captain after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup. He will, nevertheless, proceed because the ODI and Test skipper.
Kohli has to date led India in 45 T20Is, profitable 27, dropping 14 and tied two, each of which India gained within the Super Over towards New Zealand.
Rohit Sharma, the present vice-captain, is the likeliest candidate to turn out to be the following India captain within the shortest format. His present file as captain – 15 wins in 19 T20Is and 5 IPL titles for MI – is a glowing illustration of his captaincy abilities.
For now, Sharma will lead Mumbai within the second half of IPL 2021 the place they’re presently fourth within the factors desk with 4 wins and three losses. MI look to assert their sixth IPL trophy and turn out to be the primary group to make a hat-trick of IPL titles.