Rohit Sharma creates unwanted batting record in IPL

India and Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma registered an unwanted record to his name on Saturday, becoming the player with the most ducks in the history of the league.

The veteran batter reached this record during his side’s Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Saturday. In the match, Rohit did not open the inning. He batted at number three, while Ishan Kishan and Australian all-rounder Cameron Green opened the inning. This change in batting position did not do anything good for the skipper, as his struggles in the current season continued with a three-ball duck. He was dismissed by Deepak Chahar, with the assistance of Ravindra Jadeja.

This was Rohit’s 16th duck in the IPL, the most by any player in the league’s history. West Indies all-rounder Sunil Narine and Indian batters Dinesh Karthik and Mandeep Singh have 15 ducks each. This season has not been a good one for the MI skipper. In 10 matches, he has managed only 184 runs at an average of 18.40 and a strike rate of 129.58. He has scored only one half-century in the tournament, with the best score of 65.

Coming to the match, Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to field first against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.

The second round of the IPL’s ‘El Clasico’ is here, and both teams will try to claim victory. With a win, the Chennai Super Kings will look to move into second place after their last game against the Lucknow Super Giants ended without a result. While the Mumbai Indians would also walk into the stadium with a similar mindset, with a victory they will move to the second spot with 12 points.

CSK is currently in third place with five wins, four losses, and one match that failed to produce a result. They have a total of 11 points. MI has played nine matches so far, out of which they have won five, lost four, and have a total of 10 points. They are in sixth place in the points table.

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