Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma on Wednesday became the fourth cricketer in IPL history to have hit 200 or more sixes. Rohit touched the milestone during the 14th over of MI innings against Kolkata Knight Riders when he stepped out to Kuldeep Yadav and deposited the ball over the long-on boundary. Also Read - Virat Kohli Doing Fantastic Job as Captain: VVS Laxman Feels There's no Need to Replace India Skipper With Rohit Sharma
Chris Gayle holds the record for the most sixes in IPL history with 326 such hits to his name. He’s followed by AB de Villiers who has cleared the ropes 214 times followed by Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni who has 212 sixes to his name. Also Read - IND vs AUS: Ravindra Jadeja Overtakes MS Dhoni to Register Highest T20I score For India at no. 7
Suresh Raina completes the top-five with 194 sixes so far but may not be able to add to it as he has opted out of this season citing personal reasons. Also Read - India vs Australia 2020, 1st T20I: Sanju Samson Trends on Twitter After Making it to India Playing XI
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Mumbai Indians are hunting for their first win after having started the tournament on a losing note last Saturday. The defending champions lost to Chennai Super Kings by five wickets.
During the toss, Rohit admitted MI committed some mistakes but wants to leave the past behind.
“What happened in the past it’s past,” he said. “There are some areas where we need to rectify. Hopefully we don’t make those mistakes.”