Rohit Sharma on Wednesday became the batsman to score most runs against any Indian Premier League (IPL) team as the Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper toyed with Kolkata Knight (KKR) bowlers in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Put into bat by KKR captain Dinesh Karthik, MI lost opener Quinton de Kock early in the innings. But Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav added 90 runs in quick time to wrest back the initiative from KKR.
In the process, Rohit created the record for most runs against a team when he reached 51 off 39 balls in the 12th over. Then, his score against KKR was 875.
The previous most was 829 by David Warner against the same team. And the third in the least was 825 by Virat Kohli against Delhi Capitals (and Daredevils). Warner also another 800+ runs against Kings XI Punjab (819). Suresh Raina has 818 each against KKR and MI.
Later, he also became the fourth batsman to hit 200 or more sixes in the IPL. He hit Kuldeep Yadav for a six, his sixth, off the fourth ball of 14th over to reach the mark.
Chris Gayle leads with 326 sixes, followed by AB de Villiers (214) and MS Dhoni (212).
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