Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians (MI) captain, is close to making IPL history. When his team plays against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium, he could reach a major milestone. Sharma needs only 34 runs to hit the 6,000-run mark. So far, only Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, and David Warner have achieved this.
Sharma, 35, has scored 5,966 runs in 230 IPL matches. He ranks as the fourth-highest run-scorer in the league’s history. A strong game against KKR could put him in the elite group of 6,000-run players.
MI’s match against KKR won’t be easy. Both teams have had ups and downs in IPL 2023. KKR is fourth on the points table, while MI is ninth. Sharma’s leadership and batting skills are important for MI’s success, given their inconsistent performance this season.
MI will count on young players like Tim David, Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, and Ishan Kishan. They need to perform well against a strong KKR side. Rinku Singh is a big threat for MI. He scored 48 and 58 in his last two games. MI must find a way to stop Singh from scoring big.
Sharma could also become the first Indian player to hit 250 sixes in the IPL. Only Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers have done this so far. Sharma needs just five more sixes to join this club.
Rohit Sharma is a successful player in IPL history, with six titles. He wants to make an impact in front of his home fans. The match against KKR is a great chance for him to show his skills and secure his place among the IPL greats.