Rohit Sharma is a world-renowned brand in the game of cricket. The Indian skipper doesn’t need any introduction. He has scored runs at the top of the order and has always provided a good start for the team, irrespective of the format. And that’s what makes him special. Rohit has set the bar in the IPL very high, both as player and as a captain. Fans rate him as the best captain in the IPL, which is true. But many don’t know that Rohit has also been phenomenal as a player. And his individual performances have helped his team to be such a successful team.
He has made his team, the Mumbai Indians, the best team in the IPL. His leadership skills and his performance speak volumes about his caliber. So in this article we will discuss some of the achievements and records held by the MI skipper in the IPL which look untouchable to others.
List of Records Held by Rohit Sharma in IPL
1. Highest number of IPL trophies as a player
The MI skipper is the only player in the history of the Indian Premier League to win six IPL titles. Playing for the Mumbai-based franchise, Rohit has led his team to five IPL wins in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020, respectively. And now many fans will think, “What about MS Dhoni?” who has also won five IPL titles?
But if he talks about the IPL career of Rohit, he made his debut for the Deccan Chargers in 2008. And before trading to the Mumbai Indians in 2011, he had also won the IPL title as a player in 2009 for the Hyderabad franchise. And it makes him the only player in IPL history to win six IPL titles as a player. There are a few who have won it five times, but none of them has equalled the MI captain.
2. Only player with a 50+ score in every season of the IPL
Rohit Sharma is one of the most reliable batsmen for India and MI. And he has won many matches single-handedly for his team. This is another quality that makes him the best in the competition. Rohit Sharma has played for two franchises in his IPL career. He represented the Decann Chargers from 2008-2010, and since 2011, he has been the backbone of MI batting.
There are a number of batters who are the best in the business, but Rohit holds a unique record which is now unbreakable. The Indian skipper has scored a half-century in each season of the IPL since its inception in 2008. No one else has done this so far apart from him. Overall, the skipper has 40 half-centuries in the lucrative tournament.
3. A Century and a Hat-trick in his IPL career
Rohit Sharma has been India’s best batsman for the past few years and is known for his consistency. And that’s what he used to do in the IPL as well. He is the third highest run-scorer in the IPL with 5611 runs and holds many batting records. But many fans wouldn’t know that he has also taken a hat-trick as a bowler in the IPL. There are many good bowlers around who are yet to do this, but Rohit has a hat-trick to his name. It was at the start of his IPL career.
He was part of the Deccan Chargers for three seasons, and while playing for them in the 2009 season, he took a hat-trick against his current team, the Mumbai Indians. He dismissed Abhishek Nayar, Harbhajan Singh and JP Duminy in three consecutive deliveries to complete this feat. And later in the 2012 season, he scored his first and only century against KKR, when he scored 109*. And it has made him the only Indian player to have a hat-trick and a century in his IPL career.
4. Most Man of the match awards in IPL by any Mumbai Indians – 15