The utmost of Rohit Sharma has been seen many times in the IPL, but the skipper of Mumbai Indians has played a few fashionable and top-notch knocks across all seasons of IPL.
Rohit Sharma made his debut in 2008 from the side of charge leading team Deccan Chargers, and until then, he has played 213 matches and scored 5611 runs with an impressive strike rate of 131.
In his early days, these greats of the previous era predicted that Rohit would rule the whole cricketing world one day. Mumbai Indians had signed Rohit Sharma in 2011 after witnessing his thunderous talent in both seasons he had played for the Deccan Chargers. Rohit has been phenomenal since his under-19 days; he used to show his aggression in all, especially when faced with tough opposition.
Being in Mumbai Indians for a decade, he showed his multifaceted talent among great Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, and Harbhajan Singh. Find out Rohit’s captaincy record across formats and leagues here.
He has played many rocking knocks from his blade for Mumbai Indians, but in the end, here are his top 5 brutal knocks which flew the opposition in the storm of Rohit Sharma.
#1 109*(60) MI vs KKR in 2012
The famous third encounter of the 5th season of IPL has remained a memorable glory for Rohit Sharma as he hit his lone century across all IPL seasons. Rohit was surrounded by the greats in that match like Sachin Tendulkar, the great proteas hitter Herschelle Gibbs, but his best had come out when both the openers scored 2. And Rohit had got the best opportunity to serve his team in all sorts of challenges in the batting.
He made a long partnership with Herschelle Gibbs for the third wicket and dismantled the dextrous bowling line-up of Gautam Gambhir’s KKR. He hit 12 fours and 5 sixes and carved a mountain like the score of 182 runs before the Kolkata Knight Riders.
#2 98*(65) MI vs KKR in 2015
Again in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders, Rohit Sharma’s best game came in the opening game of the 2015 season of IPL, at one of his favourite venues, Eden Gardens. Rohit had lost the toss against Gautam Gambhir and was invited to bat first on a difficult surface for batting. Still, he stood committed towards the adversities and slammed 98*(65) while facing the gun fast bowlers like Morne Morkel and Umesh Yadav in the opposition.
#3 94(54) MI vs RCB in 2018
Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore met in the 14th encounter of the 11th season of IPL, and Rohit Sharma owned this as he got the man of the match award for his brilliant 94 in just 54 deliveries with just a tremendous strike rate of 175. Evin Lewis was his partner standing with him on the other end and giving him a chance to play freely. Rohit was the only guy looking staggered in the match, while Virat had scored 92 run knock but wasn’t convincing.
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#4 50(26) MI vs CSK in 2015
The renowned final of IPL 2015 was named after the permanent arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians came face to face. MS Dhoni-led CSK has opted to bowl first in a highly pressured match, but MI had capitalised on the opportunity by thumping CSK with a gigantic score of 202/5. In the rejoinder, CSK had scored 161/8. Rohit scored 50(26) with a superb strike rate of 190, which gave a flying start to the MI innings in that big final and ultimately got them to the trophy.
#5 32(13) DC vs KKR in 2008
Deccan chargers had been brilliant throughout the whole season, and thus they met the stuttering Sourav Ganguly leading KKR in a league match. Where DC needed 21 runs to win in the last over, Rohit Sharma had spelt his magic, thereby hitting 2 sixes and 2 fours to get the Deccan chargers to the dazzling win and for his small but highly crucial cameo of 32 runs in the whole context of the game. He has played with a strike rate of 240, which is astonishing for all at that moment.