Records Rohit Sharma could script in IPL 2019
Mumbai Indians have tasted success under Rohit Sharma's captaincy on three occasions in 2013, 2015 and 2017. The senior cricketer has given a solid account of himself over the seasons in the Indian Premier League. Rohit will look to help out Mumbai in IPL 2019 and bring his experience into play. Here are records which he could script.
Rohit didn't live up to billing in IPL 11
Rohit couldn't get going in IPL 2018 and his 286-run tally from 14 matches suggests the same. MI lacked the winning mentality last term and finished fifth in the IPL. This time around, Rohit will expect more consistency from his side.
Can Rohit get to 5,000-run mark in IPL?
Rohit is the third highest run-scorer in IPL (4,493). If he manages to score 507 runs in IPL 12, then it will see him surpassing the 5,000-run mark. He could be only the third player to achieve this feat with both Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina in touching distance of the milestone. He has scored 500-plus runs just once in the IPL.
Title win for MI could see Rohit script these records
Rohit is tied with Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni with three titles under his belt. If MI manage to emerge victorious this term, then Rohit could become the first skipper to bag four titles. Rohit has also won a total of four IPL trophies. He is tied with Harbhajan Singh at the moment. Rohit could bag a special fifth IPL trophy.
IPL: Rohit set to reach 100 matches as skipper
Rohit has captained in 89 matches in the IPL till now. This season could see the stylish batsman surpassing 100 matches as captain. He is likely to join MS Dhoni (159) and former KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir (129) in leading in 100-plus games.
Rohit could achieve these milestones with the bat
Indian cricket team's opener could also script milestones in terms of boundaries hit. Rohit needs 16 more maximums to get to 200 sixes in the IPL. He has hit 379 fours and another 21 will see him register a total of 400. Rohit has 34 IPL fifties to his name and is only behind Gautam Gambhir, David Warner (both 36) and Suresh Raina (35).