Best Innings of Rohit Sharma in IPL
Indian Premier League, today, is regarded as India’s biggest platform for young players to exhibit their talent on the big stage. The cash-rich league has unearthed a lot of players and helped them become a prominent name in the cricketing world. India’s limited over’s vice-captain, Rohit Sharma is also one such player who owes a lot to the Indian Premier League for his success in international cricket.
Rohit Sharma made his debut in international cricket in 2007 but couldn’t cement his place in the side for few years owing to his inconsistent run with the bat. While he wasn’t a mainstay during his initial career, his performance in the Indian Premier League helped him kept him in the eyes of selectors.
Today, Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain in the history of the Indian Premier League. The Hitman Sharma has led his side to four IPL titles in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019.
In this article, we look at top 5 Best Innings of Rohit Sharma in IPL:
#5 Rohit Sharma's 98 off 65 against KKR in 2015
In the 2015 edition of IPL, Rohit Sharma played a beautiful 98 runs knock off just 65 deliveries against KKR. With that, he also crossed 3000-run mark in the cash-rich league. Rohit’s knock was studded with 12 fours and 4 sixes.
Unfortunately, his knock couldn’t prove to be enough for the side as Mumbai lost that game by 7 wickets.
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#4 Rohit Sharma's 94 against RCB in 2018
The 14th match of the 2018 edition of IPL saw one of the best knocks Rohit Sharma has played in his IPL career. Batting at number four, Rohit Sharma took RCB bowlers to a leather hunt as Mumbai Indians notched 213 in their 20 overs. Rohit Sharma compiled 94 runs off 52 balls, including 10 fours and 5 sixes. This stands at the number fifth position in our list of top 5 innings of Rohit Sharma in the IPL.
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#3 Rohit Sharma's 50 against CSK in 2015
A big match player, Rohit Sharma never fails to deliver on big occasions. Rohit Sharma has always led from the front in the IPL. Over the years he has played a lot of valuable knocks for Mumbai Indians. His half-century in the final of the 2015 edition against CSK remains incomparable.
Batting first, Mumbai Indians endured an early blow with Parthiv Patel back in the hunt without even opening his account. However, the skipper made sure the team wickets don’t fall in a heap as he stitched a wonderful 119-run partnership with Lendl Simmons and took his team past 100-run mark inside 10 overs.
Rohit Sharma made a valuable 50 runs off just 26 deliveries, which was laced with as many as 6 fours and 2 sixes.
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#2 Rohit Sharma's 32 against KKR in 2009
Prior to playing for Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma enjoyed a great run with Deccan Chargers. He played some valuable knocks for the side while batting down the order and helped them get over the line on a number of occasions.
If one has to pinpoint the greatest innings he had played for Deccan Charger during his stint with the side, it has to be the 32-run unbeaten knock he played against KKR in 2009 edition of the league.
Batting first, KKR had posted 160 runs on the board, thanks to a couple of valuable knocks from Brad Hodge and David Hussey. Deccan Chargers, in reply, found themselves in trouble with 128 for four in 17 overs.
33 runs were needed in the last three overs. Rohit Sharma single-handedly took the team home after smashing 21 runs in the final over. 21 runs were needed in the final overs. While nobody expected Deccan Chargers to win the game, Rohit Sharma had other plans. Sharma smashed two sixes and a four to win the game for his side. This has to be the second-best innings in Rohit Sharma’s IPL innings if not the best.
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#1 Rohit Sharma's 109 against KKR in 2012
Mumbai Indians skipper has a profound love with Eden Gardens. Over the years, he has played some of the most ravishing innings at the stadium.
In the 2012 edition of IPL against Kolkata Knight Riders, Rohit Sharma played, arguably, his best knock of his IPL career. Coming in at number three, Rohit Sharma took the stadium alight with his belligerent display of batting. He scored 109 runs off 60 balls, which was studded with 12 fours and five sixes.
This remains our top pick in the list of top 5 innings of Rohit Sharma in the IPL.
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