Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma became the third player in the history of the IPL to go past 5000 runs mark. Before the match, the star opener was only two runs short of joining the elite list consisting of Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli.
Opening the batting against Kings XI Punjab, Sharma achieved the feat in the fourth game of his side in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Mumbai had a pretty rough start after they lost two wickets within four overs. Sheldon Cottrell took Kings XI Punjab to the drivers’ seat by giving two breakthroughs early in the innings.
Rohit Sharma scored 70 runs off 45 balls and also stitched a partnership of 50 runs with the in-form Ishan Kishan.
As of now, Virat Kohli is the leading scorer in the league with 5426 runs while Suresh Raina is second with 5368 runs on his name.
Kohli had crossed his 5000 runs mark by last season in a match against the Mumbai Indians at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
RCB skipper also holds the record for fastest batsman to breach the 5000 runs mark by taking 172 innings. Rohit Sharma took 187 innings while Suresh Raina has 5368 runs in 189 innings.
Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner is the only batsman in the top 5 list of highest runs scorers with 4793 runs in 129 innings.
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