Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma made his way into the record books in the IPL 2020 match No. 13 against Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Rohit became the third cricketer to score 5000 runs in IPL after RCB captain Virat Kohli and CSK’s Suresh Raina.
Rohit, who needed only two runs to get to the milestone got it with a boundary off Mohammed Shami’s bowling in the second over the match. Rohit drove through the covers in signature style to get to the landmark.
Kings XI Punjab won the toss and opted to field in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Mumbai Indians here on Thursday.
Kings XI Punjab included Krishnappa Gowtham in place of Murugan Ashwin, while Mumbai Indians remained unchanged.
Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Kings XI Punjab Playing XI: KL Rahul (w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi.