Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has set an unwanted Indian Premier League (IPL) record after his side’s last pool stage fixture against Punjab Kings on Wednesday night. Though Mumbai starred a historic run chase to encounter a crucial victory, Sharma became famous for all the wrong reasons.
The I.S Bindra Stadium in Mohali was set for a blockbuster game between two age-old rivals. Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and put in Shikhar Dhawan & co. to bat first. Batting first, Punjab posted a thumping 214 runs on the board after their first innings.
Chasing a mammoth target of 215 runs, Mumbai Indians fans expected their skipper Rohit Sharma to play a pivotal role in the run-chase by providing a solid start. However, out of form Rohit once again failed to deliver with the fans and meet his highly set expectations.
Rohit Sharma achieved this feat in Mumbai vs Punjab Kings Fixture
Unfortunately, Rohit Sharma got out on a duck on the third ball of the innings. Rishi Dhawan succeeded in scalping the wicket of the big goat in the very first over of the match. Off to a nightmare start, Mumbai Indians were rescued by Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav who pioneered the run-chase.
With an unexpected score of 0 last night, Rohit has equaled an unwanted record for most ducks by a batter in the history of IPL. Rohit completed 15 ducks after his unfortunate show last night and now joins the likes of Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, and Mandeep Singh who have also been dismissed on 0 for 15 times in their IPL career.
Apart from the record for the most number of records, Rohit’s has also claimed the record for most single-digit scores in the championship. The Indian skipper has been dismissed in single digits 70 times in the marquee event.
Rohit will now aim to capitalize on his performance as Mumbai Indians still can still qualify for the Playoffs. Ideal support from the skipper will truly motivate the youngsters and the senior players to give their best in order to clinch the sixth title.
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