IPL 2020 Final, MI vs DC: Rohit Sharma becomes second player after MS Dhoni to play 200 IPL matches

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IPL 2020 Final, MI vs DC: Rohit Sharma played his 200th IPL match on Tuesday.© BCCI / IPL


Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma became the second player after MS Dhoni to play 200 games in the Indian Premier League when he took the field against Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020 final on Tuesday. Rohit has been part of IPL since its inception in 2008 and has only played for two franchises. He started his IPL journey as a middle-order batsman with the now-defunct Deccan Chargers, winning his first IPL title in 2009.

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Rohit Sharma was appointed captain of the Mumbai Indians in 2013 and led them in 116 matches, won 67 and lost 47 so far. He has won 60 percent of the matches he has led Mumbai Indians in, putting him at the top of the players who have led IPL teams in more than five matches.

During his stint with Mumbai Indians, he led them to four IPL titles. Interestingly, Rohit had reached the IPL finals five times prior to the current edition, emerging as the winner on every occasion.

With four titles as leader and five overall, Rohit Sharma is the most successful player in title-winning IPL history and has another chance to build his lead as Mumbai Indians beat the first finalists Delhi Capitals during Tuesday’s summit. .

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Aside from his leadership skills, Rohit was also a prolific run-scorer in the cash-rich league. He is one of the select few to have scored more than 5,000 runs in IPL history. With 5,162 runs from 194 innings, Rohit is in fifth place on the list of leading run-scorers, which is led by Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who has 5878 points to his name.

Rohit Sharma scored a century and 38 half centuries with a success rate of 130.58. His current season was marred by some concerns about injuries that caused him to miss a few league games. In 12 games he scored only 264 runs, but the final will give him the chance to make a mark on this edition.

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