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MI v. SRH Rohit Sharma breaks MS Dhoni’s elusive IPL record, inches closer to AB de Villiers

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Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indian skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday he achieved not one but two elusive feats during match 9 of the ongoing IPL 2021 against Sunrisers Hyderabad at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

With a six against Bhuvneshwar kumar in the fourth, Rohit surpassed the Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni to become the Indian payer with the most sixes in the history of IPL. Rohit now has 217 sixes in the IPL, one ahead of Dhoni. Overall, he ranks third on the list after Chris Gale of Punjab Kings (351) and AB de Villiers (237).

Rohit, on his way to his 32 of 25, tied with two boundaries and two sixes, also reached the milestone of 4,000 T20 tracks as captain.

Earlier in the evening, the Mumbai Indians became the first team this season to choose to fight after winning the draw. They only made one change for the game – Adam Milne in place of Marco Jansen.

Mumbai made a promising start to the race by scoring 53 tracks in PowerPlay before Vijay Shankar removed both Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav in his successive overs.

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